Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard - Father Haileab - Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Selamawi Asgedom
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Father Haileab

The author didn't see his father very often during the last two years of his father's life. In 1997, they spent two weeks together during Christmas break. It was the last time Mawi saw him. During this visit, his father told him stories Mawi had never heard before. Years before, some of their friends from the old country had gotten into trouble and had asked Haileab to translate for them. They went to court, and the judge asked if his friens were guilty. He knew he could not say "yes." They explained that a child had gotten in the way of the car, and his friend had hit the signs trying to avoid the child. This was a lie, but it was the only way he knew how to help his friends.

There was another time he ended...

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