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November 2014

Humanising hate crimes

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A Man of Good Hope by Jonny Steinberg (Jonathan Ball) Xenophobia, bad governance, police violence, extreme poverty ai??i?? weai??i??re familiar with the terms and we know they are problems that must be dealt with. But itai??i??s hard to go beyond the headlines when itai??i??s not personal. In his new book, A Man of Good Hope, Jonny Steinberg makes it personal by dissecting a young Somaliai??i??s search for freedom, stability and dignity. Asad Abdullah is the face that makes this story personal. There arenai??i??t many places in the world where itai??i??s easy to be a Somali, and that includes Somalia….

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