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Rylander Welcomes Helen Munday

Rylander Welcomes Helen Munday

Friends of the Rylander Library will welcome author, Helen Munday, to the library on Monday, October 21st, at 2:00 p.m. Ms. Munday will share her story of hope and dreams as described in her book, "My Dream, America." (See book review below.) For additional information regarding the meeting, phone the library at 325-372-3079.

"A story of hope, strength, struggles and tenacity that started with a young girl’s dream of coming to America from South Africa during the hated apartheid era. South Africa remains etched in Helen’s heart, she recounts her stories. Encountering AK47’s aimed at her back and stomach in Niarobi, Kenya, to struggling to get and keep a work visa in Texas, to meeting a President face to face. Her journey has been filled with lessons and miracles. A ticket for a year, a visa for three months, to enter the United States, sixteen hundred dollars in her pocket, a suitcase and a guitar, was the beginning of a new journey and opportunities. Adamant at every turn to make her dream of visiting America come true, enduring many hardships and lessons along the way, Helen’s dream came to fruition. Her desire for America started before knowing or understanding its power and influence over the world."