Warren St. John at the Roswell Reads 2010 Literary Fest
5 p.m. Sat., March 20. $10-$15 (includes meal). Roswell Recreation Center, 830 Roswell Road, Roswell. 770-641-3950, www.forl.net.
By Adrianne Murchison
Luma Mufleh saw little community interest in her cause before New York Times reporter Warren St. John wrote about her refugee soccer teams, known as the Fugees.
The Clarkston soccer coach just needed to give it a little time. On Dec. 31, Fugees Family Inc. — her organized athletic and academic program, which helps children from war-torn countries — bought 18.6 acres that will be home to the Fugees’ own soccer field and school.
In 2005, the AJC introduced Atlanta to Mufleh and her team. In 2007, St. John’s story brought them national attention.
“I didn’t think it would resonate because I had been doing that work for three years, and it didn’t resonate with anyone,” Mufleh said. “So it was kind of overwhelming to see the reaction of