Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard - Study Guide Author's Note - Coming to America Summary & Analysis

Selamawi Asgedom
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"Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey From a Refugee Camp to Harvard" by Mawi Asgedom tells the story of Selamawi Haileab Asgedom (Mawi). He was a refugee who came to America when he was young. Through hard work and his father's influence, he became a Harvard graduate.

Author's note-

Since the author came to the United States, he became known by the name Mawi Asgedom. However, his true name was Selamawi Haileab Asgedom. In his native language, his name means "peaceful power from above to make others kneel before him." He stated that this was the story not just of his family, but of thousands of Ethiopian and Eritrean refugees. He originally came from Eritrea and Ethiopia, which had fought a civil war until 1991. Eritrea became an independent nation in 1993.

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