A Woman of Firsts

A Woman of Firsts The Midwife Who Built a Hospital and Changed the World

Hardback (08 Aug 2019) | English

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Synopsis

'The Muslim Mother Teresa' Huffington Post

Imprisonment. Mutilation. Persecution.

Edna Adan Ismail endured it all - for the women of Africa.

Edna saw first-hand how poor healthcare, lack of education and ancient superstitions had devastating effects on Somaliland's people, especially its women. When she suffered the trauma of FGM herself as a young girl at the bidding of her mother, Edna's determination was set.

The first midwife to practise in Somaliland, Edna became a formidable teacher and campaigner for women's health. As her country was swept up in its bloody fight for independence, Edna rose to become its First Lady and first female cabinet minister.

She built her own hospital, brick by brick, training future generations in what has been hailed as one of the Horn of Africa's finest university hospitals

This is Edna's truly remarkable story.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780008305345
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: MIRA
Pub date:
DEWEY: 618.20092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 322 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 560g
Height: 164mm
Width: 242mm
Spine width: 29mm