Grace: Jailed immigrant's letter to her children becomes a book
Ruth Marimo, a native of Zimbabwe and mother of two, cleans a condominium in downtown Omaha. Marimo, whose ex-husband reported her to immigration officials, spent a month in jail awaiting deportation. With legal help, she was freed and allowed to stay in the U.S. She has written “Freedom of an Illegal Immigrant,” a book about her experiences.
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:00 am
She started writing her book in jail.
At the time, Ruth Marimo didn't know that's what she was doing. Didn't know that these scraps of paper, the backs of TV listing cards, any paper she could get her hands on at the Cass County Jail in Plattsmouth, would become a 248-page book.
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