Yesterday Alex told us how he ended up in the epicenter of the Arab Spring.
Today he tells us how he escaped it.
From tense moment to tense moment we follow Alex through his lifeline phone call, his escape from the apartment building with a contingent of child guards, through his experiences at the refugee camp, and finally his re-entry into “normal” life and his struggles to cope with everything that had happened.
It’s an amazing story.
This is part two of a two-part interview. Make sure to listen to part one to hear the entirety of Alex’s story.
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In This Episode:
- The phone call that saved his life.
- Children turned bodyguards.
- Fleeing to a refugee camp in Egypt.
- Being thrown into solitary confinement.
- Escaping the refugee camp.
- The decision to go back to basketball.
- Becoming “normal” again.
- Writing down his experiences.
- and much more!
Links Discussed in This Episode:
- Qaddafi’s Point Guard: The Incredible Story of a Professional Basketball Player Trapped in Libya’s Civil War
- Alex Owumi’s TedX Talk
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