Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar
Foyalty 45

Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar (Hardback)

£14.99
Despatched in 2 business days.
£14.99
Click & Collect
In stock in 1 or more stores.

Synopsis

In 2008, 17-year-old Samia Yusuf Omar stood alongside some of the fastest women in the world on the start line of the Olympic 200m. Four years later, she boarded a refugee boat to Europe, risking her life on the waters of the Mediterranean. An Olympic Dream tells the remarkable story of Samia's attempt to compete at the London Games in 2012. Picturing her life in Mogadishu, a city ravaged by conflict where the female athlete encountered discrimination and abuse, Reinhard Kleist reveals the challenges she faced both as a sportsperson and as a woman. In doing so, he shows why Samia, like so many others, would choose to flee. Following Samia's journey through Ethiopia, Sudan and Libya to its tragic conclusion, An Olympic Dream is a forceful statement on Europe`s response to the refugee crisis. But it is also a moving account of a remarkable life, best remembered for a single moment: when an unlikely Olympian, dressed in knee-length leggings and a baggy t-shirt, finished in last place - and the Bird's Nest stadium erupted.

Fiction & PoetryGraphic NovelsGraphic novels: literary & memoirsFiction & PoetryGraphic NovelsGraphic novels: true stories & non-fiction Publisher: SelfMadeHero Publication Date: 14/03/2016 ISBN-13: 9781910593097  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Despatched in 2 business days. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

Reinhard Kleist is a world-renowned artist and graphic novelist. His graphic biography Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness has been translated into several languages and in 2007 was awarded the Peng Munich Comics Prize, as well as the Frankfurt Book Fair's Sondermann prize. In 2008, it also received the Max und Moritz, the most prestigious award for comics in Germany. The Boxer, his graphic biography of Holocaust survivor and champion prizefighter Harry Haft, was nominated for an Ignatz Award in 2014. Kleist has also illustrated books by China Mieville, H.C. Artmann and J.G. Ballard; record covers for Terrorgruppe and Bear Family Records; and, on a large scale, various house facades around Berlin.

More books by Reinhard Kleist

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism:...
(Hardback)
Prudence Geerts
 
 
£16.99
 
Sabrina
(Hardback)
Nick Drnaso
 
 
£16.99
 
Our Story: A Memoir of Love and Life...
(Hardback)
Rao Pingru; Nicky Harman
 
 
£25.00
 
The Drunken Sailor
(Hardback)
Nick Hayes
 
 
£20.00
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close