A book event featuring remarks by best-selling author Amanda Lindhout, author of “A House in the Sky”, will be held Tuesday, June 24, 2014; 7 p.m., at The Loft Literary Center, 1011 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415.
As a child, Amanda Lindhout dreamed of traveling the world. After high school, she began her journey and ended up in Mogadishu, Somalia, to report on the war and famine.
On her fourth day there, she was abducted. She survived her 15 months in captivity by imagining herself in a “House in the Sky”, finding strength and hope in the power of her own mind. Amanda came to believe that if her captors had had access to opportunities, they might not have turned to violence. She made a promise to herself that if she made it out alive, she would do something to help support the people of Somalia.
Space is very limited. To RSVP or ask a question about the event, call Therese Gales at 612-607-6494 or email [email protected]
Copies of A House in the Sky will be available for sale.
There is a first come, first served parking lot adjacent to Open Book (the Loft offices are on the 2nd level of Open Book); there is also substantial metered parking available.
Said Sheik Abdi of event sponsor American Refugee Committee, recently returned from Somalia, and will make opening remarks.