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A Nigerian native who emigrated to the United States at age 11, Alex Owumi's exploits on the basketball court earned him a college scholarship to Georgetown University. Undrafted by the NBA, Owumi pursued his basketball dream overseas, eventually signing with Al-Nasr of Libya, a state-run athletic club privately funded by the family of Libyan president Muammar Qaddafi.
Owumi's tenure with Al-Nasr was interrupted by the Libyan uprising and resulting civil war. Imprisoned in his Benghazi apartment for more than two weeks with no food, phone, Internet, or hope, Owumi wondered whether he would make it out of Libya alive. Despite his weakened condition and the dangers lurking in the city, he was able to escape Benghazi and flee the country. Smuggled to a refugee camp in Egypt, he was, much to his surprise, contacted by an Egyptian team seeking his services. And so, in a bizarre, storybook ending, Owumi finished the year by helping lead the team to an unlikely league championship, earning league MVP honors in the process.
Qaddafi's Point Guard is a book about hope and longing, conflict (cultural, political, and military), and ultimately, triumph - to overcome obstacles and survive against the most desperate odds.
©2013 Alex Owumi (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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By Bruce on 04-07-15

Very good story

I really liked this book. The narration was authentic and interesting.
The story was strong and realistic.
I 'll never eat a cockroach the same.

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By Daniel R on 10-15-13

Fascinating true tail of wrong place wrong time

A quite amazing story of a sportsman who found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, living in Gaddafi's son's apartment as the Libyan people rose up against him. His fight to stay alive, a glimpse into the horror that surrounded him as civil war raged and the fear and frustration that engulfed him as he tried to escape.

Intertwined with his time in and escape from Benghazi was his journey there, from birth in Nigeria through his time in Boston via London, his frustrations in the American collegiate system and onwards to becoming a pro basketball player in far flung corners of the world.

A truly amazing tail of survival and a horrible glimpse into how quickly a situation can descend into chaos, madness and horror, alongside the journey of a little boy from Lagos chasing his basketball dream.

A fascinating listen.

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