YOU'LL BE DELIGHTED TO MEET THE SURVIVAL GIRLS, TURNING THEIR STORIES OF ABUSE INTO EMPOWERMENT IN A NAIROBI SLUM." --U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON, USAID FRONTIERS IN DEVELOPMENT

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From Hillary Clinton

“You'll be delighted to meet the Survival Girls, turning their stories of abuse into empowerment in a Nairobi slum." 

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From Anne-Marie Slaughter

“You will read Survival Girls in one sitting: laughing, crying, wondering, and connecting. Ming Holden writes in 3D, bringing her characters alive in all their perfection and imperfection. She conveys wonder and boredom, triumph and disillusion in equal measure. But Holden's own power as an artist and an individual holds the story together and focuses it where it needs to be: the extraordinary and uplifting journey of the Survival Girls themselves."

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The Girls

The Survival Girls are a theater troupe of Congolese refugee women aged 13-29 who develop and show original theater pieces about social justice issues in their low-income neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya. The Survival Girls, an illustrated nonfiction novella, tells author Ming Holden's story of her experiences forming the Survival Girls.  The book's profits go directly to university tuition for the Survival Girls.  You can order it now from Wolfram Productions.