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Outcasts United - An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference

Warren St. John

The extraordinary tale of a refugee youth soccer team and the transformation of a small American town Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, becoming the first American home for scores of families in flight from the world's war zones-from Liberia and Sudan to Iraq and Afghanistan. Suddenly Clarkston's streets were filled with women wearing the hijab, the smells of cumin and curry, and kids of all colors playing soccer in any open space they could find. The town also became home to Luma Mufleh, an American-educated Jordanian woman who founded a youth soccer team to unify Clarkston's refugee children and keep them off the streets. These kids named themselves the Fugees. Set against the backdrop of an American town that without its consent had become a vast social experiment, Outcasts United follows a pivotal season in the life of the Fugees and their charismatic coach. Warren St. John documents the lives of a diverse group of young people as they miraculously coalesce into a band of brothers, while also drawing a fascinating portrait of a fading American town struggling to accommodate its new arrivals. At the center of the story is fiery Coach Luma, who relentlessly drives her players to success on the soccer field while holding together their lives-and the lives of their families-in the face of a series of daunting challenges. This fast-paced chronicle of a single season is a complex and inspiring tale of a small town becoming a global community-and an account of the ingenious and complicated ways we create a home in a changing world.

The extraordinary tale of a refugee youth soccer team and the transformation of a small American town Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, becoming the first American home for scores of families in flight from the world's war zones-from Liberia and Sudan to Iraq and Afghanistan. Suddenly Clarkston's streets were filled with women wearing the hijab, the smells of cumin and curry, and kids of all colors playing soccer in any open space they could find. The town also became home to Luma Mufleh, an American-educated Jordanian woman who founded a youth soccer team to unify Clarkston's refugee children and keep them off the streets. These kids named themselves the Fugees. Set against the backdrop of an American town that without its consent had become a vast social experiment, Outcasts United follows a pivotal season in the life of the Fugees and their charismatic coach. Warren St. John documents the lives of a diverse group of young people as they miraculously coalesce into a band of brothers, while also drawing a fascinating portrait of a fading American town struggling to accommodate its new arrivals. At the center of the story is fiery Coach Luma, who relentlessly drives her players to success on the soccer field while holding together their lives-and the lives of their families-in the face of a series of daunting challenges. This fast-paced chronicle of a single season is a complex and inspiring tale of a small town becoming a global community-and an account of the ingenious and complicated ways we create a home in a changing world.
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The extraordinary tale of a refugee youth soccer team and the transformation of a small American town Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, becoming the first American home for scores of families in flight from the world's war zones-from Liberia and Sudan to Iraq and Afghanistan. Suddenly Clarkston's streets were filled with women wearing the hijab, the smells of cumin and curry, and kids of all colors playing soccer in any open space they could find. The town also became home to Luma Mufleh, an American-educated Jordanian woman who founded a youth soccer team to unify Clarkston's refugee children and keep them off the streets. These kids named themselves the Fugees. Set against the backdrop of an American town that without its consent had become a vast social experiment, Outcasts United follows a pivotal season in the life of the Fugees and their charismatic coach. Warren St. John documents the lives of a diverse group of young people as they miraculously coalesce into a band of brothers, while also drawing a fascinating portrait of a fading American town struggling to accommodate its new arrivals. At the center of the story is fiery Coach Luma, who relentlessly drives her players to success on the soccer field while holding together their lives-and the lives of their families-in the face of a series of daunting challenges. This fast-paced chronicle of a single season is a complex and inspiring tale of a small town becoming a global community-and an account of the ingenious and complicated ways we create a home in a changing world.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lincoln Hoppe

Length:

6h 31m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:30


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:13


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:27


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

10:21


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

00:38