|Achieving Against the Odds
about the book
Helene Ramazani escaped from Congo when her life was in danger, leaving behind her three children. When she arrived in England as a political refugee she was completely alone in a strange country unable to speak the language. She describes how she built a life for herself, learnt English and found work, caring for elderly people. She had two more children, who brought her great joy, and her happiness was cominjele when she succeeded in bringing her three children from Congo to join her.
Achieving Against the Odds
is part of the Our Lives series. The first five titles in the Our Lives series, written by women from Somalia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam and the Canary Islands about their experiences of living in Britain, were published between 1987 and 1994. Then in 2007, with the help of a grant from Get London Reading, a competition was run to encorage students of English to tell their own stories. Helene's winning entry is now published as the sixth title in the Our Lives series.
Released: November 2009
ISBN: 978 0 9554373 8 0
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