“A House in the Sky” author Amanda Lindhout to speak at the Loft

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June 18, 2014
By: Cassie Jones
Cassie Jones

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, author Amanda Lindhout will discuss her book “A House in the Sky.” The Loft Literary Center at 1011 S Washington Ave. will be hosting the event and some copies of the book will be available for purchase. 

“A House in the Sky” was co-written by Lindhout and The New York Times Magazine contributing writer Sara Corbett, and recounts the 15 months Lindhout spent in captivity in Mogadishu, Somalia four days after her arrival. She was supposed to be there to report on the war and famine. Lindhout was able to imagine herself in a house in the sky while she was held captive, which helped her survive.  

After her release, she was moved to found an organization to help Somali women and children to counter the violent treatment she experienced while in captivity, which she believed was the result of a lack of opportunities for the Somali people.

Said Sheik-Abdi of the American Refugee Committee will also speak at the event.

To RSVP or ask a question, contact Therese Gales at (612) 607-6494 or ThereseG@archq.org. Limited space is available.