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Publisher Comments:

The extraordinary tale of a refugee youth soccer team and the transformation of a small American town

Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, becoming the first American home for scores of families in flight from the worlds war zones—from Liberia and Sudan to Iraq and Afghanistan. Suddenly Clarkstons streets were filled with women wearing the hijab, the smells of cumin and curry, and kids of all colors playing soccer in any open space they could find. The town also became home to Luma Mufleh, an American-educated Jordanian woman who founded a youth soccer team to unify Clarkstons refugee children and keep them off the streets. These kids named themselves the Fugees.

Set against the backdrop of an American town that without its consent had become a vast social experiment, Outcasts United follows a pivotal season in the life of the Fugees and their charismatic coach. Warren St. John documents the lives of a diverse group of young people as they miraculously coalesce into a band of brothers, while also drawing a fascinating portrait of a fading American town struggling to accommodate its new arrivals. At the center of the story is fiery Coach Luma, who relentlessly drives her players to success on the soccer field while holding together their lives—and the lives of their families—in the face of a series of daunting challenges.

This fast-paced chronicle of a single season is a complex and inspiring tale of a small town becoming a global community—and an account of the ingenious and complicated ways we create a home in a changing world.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

Memories of war, political crackdowns, revolutions, and ethnic cleansing are part of life in Clarkston, Georgia, a site turned into a refugee center by the federal government. Then Luma Mufleh, a bright-burning advocate, arrives to start the Fugees soccer team and transform the town.

About the Author

Warren St. John is a reporter for The New York Times and the author of the national bestseller Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739366172
Subtitle:
An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Read by:
Hoppe, Lincoln
Read:
Hoppe, Lincoln
Author:
St John, Warren
Author:
Warren St. John
Author:
Hoppe, Lincoln
Subject:
Soccer
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Soccer
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Edition Description:
Five CD
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20090421
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.90x5.10x1.20 in. .35 lbs.
Media Run Time:
360

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Product details pages Random House Audible - English 9780739366172 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Memories of war, political crackdowns, revolutions, and ethnic cleansing are part of life in Clarkston, Georgia, a site turned into a refugee center by the federal government. Then Luma Mufleh, a bright-burning advocate, arrives to start the Fugees soccer team and transform the town.
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