Adult event

Edna Adan Ismail: A Woman of Firsts, in Conversation with Wendy Holden

Event No. 29, Sat 08 February, 14:00 - 15:00,
Al Baraha 2, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City

Language: English

Authors: Edna Adan Ismail, Wendy Holden

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A Woman of Firsts reveals the astonishing life of the indomitable Edna Adan Ismail. Surviving imprisonment, persecution, and civil war, she was Somaliland’s first midwife, campaigning tirelessly for better healthcare for women, and fought for equality on a global stage as the first female Foreign Minister of her country.

At 82 years old, she still runs what is hailed as the Horn of Africa’s finest university hospital and has been dubbed “The Muslim Mother Teresa”. In conversation with her co-author Wendy Holden, Edna tells the story of – as she puts it – “simply a midwife”.

Language: English