from the book "Non dirmi che hai paura" by Giuseppe Catozzella
Samia will tell the turbulent life story of Samia Yusuf Omar, a young girl from Somalia who represented her country at the 2008 Olympic Games in Peking, aged just 17. Raised in a country torn by civil war and terror, Samia struggles not only with violence, chaos and poverty. Her life and that of her family is oppressed and threatened by Islamist extremists, whose perfidious grip steadily tightens. All assertive, independent women are a thorn in their flesh. But Samia does not let them intimidate her. She fights on to realize her dream of becoming an Olympic athlete.