Free U.S. shipping on orders $30+ (excludes AK & HI)
  • 0 ($0.00)

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

Tanitoluwa Adewumi | Kayode Adewumi | Oluwatoyin Adewumi | Craig Borlase
Narrated by: Ronnie Butler and more
Regular price
$20.99
Sale price
$14.69
Save 30%
Quantity must be 1 or more

Format:

Product Description
Every few years the story of an extraordinary child captures the imagination of the world and changes the way we think about ourselves and the worl... Read More

Every few years the story of an extraordinary child captures the imagination of the world and changes the way we think about ourselves and the world around us. In 2008, it was Ishmael Beah’s story of his life as a child soldier in Sierra Leone, A Long Way Gone. In 2013, it was Malala Yousafzai’s story of risking her life to pursue her education in her native Pakistan.

Now meet Tani Adewumi.

Tani Adewumi didn’t know what Boko Haram was or why they had threatened his family. All he knew was that when his parents told the family was going to America, Tani thought it was the start of a great adventure rather than an escape. In truth, his family’s journey to the United States was nothing short of miraculous—and the miracles were just beginning.

Tani’s father, Kayode, became a dishwasher and Uber driver while Tani’s mother, Oluwatoyin, cleaned buildings, while the family lived in a homeless shelter. Eight-year-old Tani jumped into his new life with courage and perseverance—and an unusual mind for chess. After joining the chess club in his public school, Tani practiced his game for hours in the evenings at the shelter. Then he began competing in the ultra-exclusive chess clubs of New York City. And winning—again and again. And then, less than a year after he learned to play, Tani won the New York State chess championship.

In My Name Is Tani . . . and I Believe in Miracles, Tani and his parents tell us their incredible true story of sacrificing everything for family, living with nothing but hope, and then sharing generously all they received to discover the greatest riches of all. Tani’s triumphant spirit reminds us of the power of kindness and the beauty of unity as we watch for the next miracle to begin.

Bring the story to life with photos included in the audiobook companion PDF download.

Read Less

Additional Information
  • Contributor(s)Tanitoluwa Adewumi , Kayode Adewumi , Oluwatoyin Adewumi , Craig Borlase
  • Narrator(s) Ronnie Butler, Rhett Price, Siiri Scott
  • About the Contributor(s) Tani Adewumi is the eight-year-old Nigerian-born boy who recently won the NY State Chess Championship after playing the game for...

    Tani Adewumi is the eight-year-old Nigerian-born boy who recently won the NY State Chess Championship after playing the game for only a year. Tani and his family’s story begins amidst Boko Haram’s reign of terror in their native country of Nigeria and takes them to a New York City homeless shelter, where they waited to be granted religious asylum. Tani’s father, who came from a royal Nigerian family, became a dishwasher and Uber driver to support his family. His mother, whose family owned the largest printing press in Nigeria and had been working at a bank for over a decade, trained to become a home-aid. So, 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. Miracles led Tani and his family to New York. 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.”



    Kayode Adewumi is the father of Tani, the eight-year-old Nigerian-born boy who recently won the New York State Chess Championship after playing the game for only a year. The Adewumi family’s story begins amidst Boko Haram’s reign of terror in their native country of Nigeria and takes them to a New York City homeless shelter, where they waited to be granted religious asylum. Kayode, who came from a royal Nigerian family, became a dishwasher and Uber driver to support his family. His wife, Oluwaytoyin, whose family owned the largest printing press in Nigeria and had been working at a bank for over a decade, trained to become a home-aid. So, when Tani asked to join the chess program at PS 116, which required a fee, it seemed unlikely. Oluwatoyin wrote to the coach, who offered Tani a scholarship. Miracles led Tani and his family to New York. As Kayode 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.”



    Oluwatoyin Adewumi is mother of Tani, the eight-year-old Nigerian-born boy who recently won the New York State Chess Championship after playing the game for only a year. The Adewumi family’s story begins amidst Boko Haram’s reign of terror in their native country of Nigeria and takes them to a New York City homeless shelter, where they waited to be granted religious asylum. Oluwatoyin’s husband, Kayode,  who came from a royal Nigerian family, became a dishwasher and Uber driver to support his family. Oluwatoyin, whose family owned the largest printing press in Nigeria and had been working at a bank for over a decade, trained to become a home-aid. So, when Tani asked to join the chess program at PS 116, which required a fee, it seemed unlikely. Oluwatoyin wrote to the coach, who offered Tani a scholarship. Miracles led Tani and his family to New York. As Kayode 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.”



    Craig Borlase (craigborlase.com) is a bestselling British author and collaborative writer of more than 45 books. He specializes in memoir, and his most recent book is the New York Times bestseller Finding Gobi with Dion Leonard.

     

     

     

    show more
  • ISBN-139780785232759
  • Publish Date04/14/2020
  • PublisherThomas Nelson
  • Format Digital Audio - Unabridged Edition
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Running Time06:53:00
  • Price $14.69

How our s work

eBooks purchased here are fulfilled by our partner, Glose. Please note that:

  • For all eBook purchases, you will be prompted to create an account or login with your existing FaithGateway username and password. This ensures accurate delivery of your items.
  • To access your eBook(s) after purchasing, you can download the free Glose app or read instantly on your browser by logging into Glose.com. To log in, select OTHER SIGN IN/LOGIN OPTIONS and then click SIGN IN/LOG IN WITH HARPERCOLLINS, using the same email address and password used for your FaithGateway account.
  • E-Books fulfilled through Glose cannot be printed, downloaded as PDF, or read in other digital readers (like Kindle or Nook).
  • For more information about how to access eBooks purchased on FaithGateway, click here for our FAQs.

Audiobooks purchased here are fulfilled by our partner, Glose. Please note that:

  • For all Audiobook purchases, you will be prompted to create an account or login with your existing FaithGateway username and password. This ensures accurate delivery of your items.
  • To access your Audiobook(s) after purchasing, you can download the free Glose app or read instantly on your browser by logging into Glose.com. To log in, select OTHER SIGN IN/LOGIN OPTIONS and then click SIGN IN/LOG IN WITH HARPERCOLLINS, using the same email address and password used for your FaithGateway account.
  • Audiobooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be downloaded for listening in other digital listening apps like iTunes, Google Play, or Audible.
  • For more information and a brief video about how to access Audiobooks purchased on FaithGateway, click here for our FAQs.

Audiobooks purchased here are fulfilled by our partner, Glose. Please note that:

  • For all Audiobook purchases, you will be prompted to create an account or login with your existing FaithGateway username and password. This ensures accurate delivery of your items.
  • To access your Audiobook(s) after purchasing, you can download the free Glose app or read instantly on your browser by logging into Glose.com. To log in, select OTHER SIGN IN/LOGIN OPTIONS and then click SIGN IN/LOG IN WITH HARPERCOLLINS, using the same email address and password used for your FaithGateway account.
  • Audiobooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be downloaded for listening in other digital listening apps like iTunes, Google Play, or Audible.
  • For more information and a brief video about how to access Audiobooks purchased on FaithGateway, click here for our FAQs.

Reviews

You May Also Like