Teatime in Mogadishu

Teatime in Mogadishu

My Journey as a Peace Ambassador in the World of Islam

by David W Shenk and Ahmed Ali Haile

Published by: MennoMedia

Imprint: Herald Press

144 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780836195576
  • Published: July 2011

$14.99 / CAD $19.94

  • eBook
  • 9780836197938
  • Published: July 2011

$8.99 / CAD $11.99


In 1991, Ahmed Ali Haile returned to the chaos of his native Somalia with a clear mission: to bring warring clans together to find new paths of peace—often over a cup of tea. A grenade thrown by a detractor cost Haile his leg and almost his life, but his stature as a peacemaker remained.

Whether in Somali’s capital, Mogadishu, or among Somalis in Kenya, Europe, and the United States, Haile has been a tireless ambassador for the peace of Christ. Into this moving memoir of conversion and calling, Haile weaves poignant reflections on the meaning of his journey in the world of Islam.

Part of the Christians Meeting Muslims series