Amili Targownik: Hasn't Got Wings but Can Fly. Penguin (Hardcover, Hotlist, Memoirs)

Hasn't Got Wings but Can Fly

My story

Original Title: Hat keine Flügel, kann aber fliegen
Translation from Sophia Lindsey

Hardcover with jacket, 224 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-328-60115-9
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Penguin

Date of publication: May 18, 2020


Amili  Targownik - Hasn't Got Wings but Can Fly


A true story about what is possible if you refuse to give up

"When I was a child I thought everyone was born handicapped; that for my 18th birthday I would get a licence for walking and grow up as a normal adult."

Amili was born with cerebral palsy and has been in a wheelchair since birth. When her little sister starts to walk Amili stops speaking. She is silent for one and a half years, invents her own world, makes up fictitious friends, lives in a world of dreams. Her school in Germany doesn't believe in her abilities. But she has a strong will and leaves the special-needs school and goes to an American high school. And finally to university.

Her message: anything and everything is possible, but you must never give up. This is her story – poignant, poetical and humorous.

A very special young woman with a message: against disregard and exclusion, for empathetic togetherness.


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