My Name Is Tani . . . and I Believe in Miracles by Tani Adewumi audiobook

My Name Is Tani . . . and I Believe in Miracles: The Amazing True Story of One Boy’s Journey from Refugee to Chess Champion

By Tani Adewumi , with Kayode Adewumi  and Oluwatoyin Adewumi
Read by Ron Butler , Rhett Samuel Price , and Siiri Scott

Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio 9780785232711
6.89 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $36.99

    ISBN: 9781799732563

Tani and his family’s story begins amid Boko Haram’s reign of terror in their native country of Nigeria as they become targets for capture and killing. Their miraculous escape takes them to a New York City homeless shelter, where they wait to be granted religious asylum. Tani’s father, who comes from a royal family and has left behind thirteen employees in Nigeria, becomes a dishwasher and Uber driver to support his family. Tani’s mother, whose family helps to oversee the finances for a large Nigerian printing press, worked at a bank for more than eight years but is now training to become a home health aide. After eighteen months the family is still at the shelter, unbeknownst to Tani’s classmates. When Tani asks his parents if he can join the chess program at his New York City public school, it seems unlikely since a fee is required. So his mother writes to the coach, who offers Tani a scholarship. Tani jumps in to learn the game. The result is not only a miracle in a chess competition but also the rescue and redemption of an entire family. As miracles led Tani and his family to New York, his father, Kayode Adewumi, says, “There are many times in my life when I thought this must be the miracle, and yet I did not know that the miracle had not yet begun.” Told from the perspective of Tani, his family, and those closest to him, Tani’s story will inspire you to believe in the power of the human spirit to triumph over the greatest adversity. And the faith and persistence of Tani’s family will inspire you to believe in miracles.

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Tani and his family’s story begins amid Boko Haram’s reign of terror in their native country of Nigeria as they become targets for capture and killing. Their miraculous escape takes them to a New York City homeless shelter, where they wait to be granted religious asylum.

Tani’s father, who comes from a royal family and has left behind thirteen employees in Nigeria, becomes a dishwasher and Uber driver to support his family. Tani’s mother, whose family helps to oversee the finances for a large Nigerian printing press, worked at a bank for more than eight years but is now training to become a home health aide.

After eighteen months the family is still at the shelter, unbeknownst to Tani’s classmates. When Tani asks his parents if he can join the chess program at his New York City public school, it seems unlikely since a fee is required. So his mother writes to the coach, who offers Tani a scholarship. Tani jumps in to learn the game. The result is not only a miracle in a chess competition but also the rescue and redemption of an entire family.

As miracles led Tani and his family to New York, his father, Kayode Adewumi, says, “There are many times in my life when I thought this must be the miracle, and yet I did not know that the miracle had not yet begun.”

Told from the perspective of Tani, his family, and those closest to him, Tani’s story will inspire you to believe in the power of the human spirit to triumph over the greatest adversity. And the faith and persistence of Tani’s family will inspire you to believe in miracles.

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Author Bio: Tani Adewumi

Author Bio: Tani Adewumi

Tani Adewumi is the eight-year-old boy who recently won the NY State Chess Championship after playing the game for only a year. Tani and his family’s fled Boko Haram’s reign of terror in their native country of Nigeria and came to New York. When Tani asked to join the chess program at PS 116, which required a fee, it seemed unlikely. His mother wrote to the coach, who offered Tani a scholarship. As Tani’s father puts it, “There are many times in my life where I thought this must be the miracle and yet, I did not know that the miracle had not yet begun.”

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 6.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English