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Another Man’s War: The True Story of One Man’s Battle to Save Children in the Sudan

Another Man’s War: The True Story of One Man’s Battle to Save Children in the Sudan
  • Author(s): Sam Childers
  • Location(s): Sudan
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The rise of Sam Childers from violent, drug-addicted biker to a man willing to risk everything to rescue the orphans and child soldiers of Sudan “”All my life, from birth, it’s been a fight. And it always seemed to...

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Alek: From Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel

Alek: From Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel
  • Author(s): Alek Wek
  • Location(s): South Sudan, Wau
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Since the day she was scouted by a modeling agent while shopping at a London street fair when she was just nineteen, Alek Wek’s life has been nothing short of a fantasy. When she’s not the featured model in...

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Running for My Life: One Lost Boy’s Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games

Running for My Life: One Lost Boy’s Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games
  • Author(s): Lopez Lomong
  • Location(s): Sudan
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Running for My Life is not a story about Africa or track and field athletics. It is about outrunning the devil and achieving the impossible faith, diligence, and the desire to give back. It is the American dream come...

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Year of No Rain

Year of No Rain
  • Author(s): Alice Mead
  • Location(s): South Sudan, Sudan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1999

In the dry spring of 1999, eleven-year-old Stephen Majok watches as his friend Wol joins a circle of dancers. Wol is celebrating – only fourteen, he is engaged to Stephen’s sister. Wol wants to marry because he might join...

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While the Sun Is Above Us

While the Sun Is Above Us
  • Author(s): Melanie Schnell
  • Location(s): Sudan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

While The Sun Is Above Us takes readers deep into the extraordinary world of Sudan through the intertwined narratives of two women. In the midst of a bloody civil war, Adut is brutally captured and held as a slave...

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The Good Braider

The Good Braider
  • Author(s): Terry Farish
  • Location(s): Portland, South Sudan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary,

In spare free verse laced with unforgettable images, Viola’s strikingly original voice sings out the story of her family’s journey from war-torn Sudan, to Cairo, and finally to Portland, Maine. Here, in the sometimes too close embrace of the...

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Season of Migration to the North

Season of Migration to the North
  • Author(s): Tayeb Salih
  • Location(s): Sudan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

After years of study in Europe, the young narrator of Season of Migration to the North returns to his village along the Nile in the Sudan. It is the 1960s, and he is eager to make a contribution to...

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Minaret

Minaret
  • Author(s): Leila Aboulela
  • Location(s): London, Sudan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary,

In her Muslim hijab, with her down-turned gaze, Najwa is invisible to most eyes, especially to the rich London families whose houses she cleans. But twenty years earlier, it was a different story. Najwa was at university in Khartoum...

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The Third Gate

The Third Gate
  • Author(s): Lincoln Child
  • Location(s): Sudan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Contemporary,

Under the direction of famed explorer Porter Stone, an archaeological team is secretly attempting to locate the tomb of an ancient pharaoh who was unlike any other in history. Stone believes he has found the burial chamber of King...

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A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
  • Author(s): Linda Sue Park
  • Location(s): Sudan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2008, 1985

A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about a girl in Sudan in 2008 and a boy in Sudan in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two...

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020