No One's Son

No One's Son

Book - 2012 | 1st ed.
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"An affirmation of life and the indestructibility of one man's will to make the most of it."--Ian Wynne, author of The Pawn and Shadows by My Side , former editor of Human Rights Defender , Amnesty International

Born in the midst of the Ethiopian-Eritrean Civil War, Tewodros "Teddy" Fekadu survives abandonment and famine as his family flings him unwanted across borders and regions, into orphanages, and finally onto the streets of Addis Ababa. Spanning five countries and three continents, the Catholic Church, and Japanese detention centers, this is a tale of defiance and triumph, and also of family love--unacknowledged by his wealthy father, abandoned by his desperately poor mother, Teddy isnurtured along the way by staunch individuals despite his ambiguous place in rigid family tradition: his father's mother, a maternal aunt, a Catholic priest, and even his father's wife.

In 2003, after three years in a Japanese detention center, Tewodros "Teddy" Fekadu won a hard-fought immigration battle, and his visa to Australia was approved. He now resides on the Gold Coast, where he founded an association that shares African traditions and heritage through performance and educational programs. He also works with organizations to resettle African refugees to the Gold Coast. He is an inspirational speaker, presenting to such diverse audiences as adoptive families, human rights groups, and East African immigrants. Tewodros' company, Moonface Entertainment, produces films and documentaries on East Africa. He regularly returns to Africa to shoot footage for his projects, and travels to the United States to promote his work.


Publisher: Fredonia NY : Leapfrog Press ; St. Paul, Minn. : Distributed in the U.S. by Consortium book Sales and Distribution, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781935248262
193524826X
Branch Call Number: BIO FEKADU FEKADU
Characteristics: xviii, 540 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map, geneal. table ; 23 cm.

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