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Famine That Kills: Darfur, Sudan

Famine That Kills: Darfur, Sudan
  • Author(s): Alex de Waal
  • Location(s): Darfur, Sudan
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary, 1980s

In 2004, Darfur, Sudan was described as the “world’s greatest humanitarian crisis.” Twenty years previously, Darfur was also the site of a disastrous famine. Famine that Kills is a seminal account of that famine, and a social history of...

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Heart of Darfur

Heart of Darfur
  • Author(s): Lisa French Blaker
  • Location(s): Sudan
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

This is the heart-breakingly honest and tender account of a nurse’s struggle to help in the middle of the humanitarian disaster that is Darfur.

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Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror

Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror
  • Author(s): Mahmood Mamdani
  • Location(s): Darfur, Sudan
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

From the author of Good Muslim, Bad Muslim comes an important book, unlike any other, that looks at the crisis in Darfur within the context of the history of Sudan and examines the world’s response to that crisis. In...

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Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival

Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival
  • Author(s): Jen Marlowe
  • Location(s): Darfur, Sudan
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 2004

In February, 2003, the Sudanese Liberation Army in Darfur (the western region of Sudan) after years of oppression took up arms against the Sudanese government. The government and allied militias answered the rebellion with mass murder, rape and the...

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Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur

Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur
  • Author(s): Halima Bashir
  • Location(s): Darfur, Sudan
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Like the single white eyelash that graces her row of dark lashes–seen by her people as a mark of good fortune–Halima Bashir’s story stands out. Tears of the Desert is the first memoir ever written by a woman caught...

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Envisioning New Jersey

Envisioning New Jersey
  • Author(s): Maxine N Lurie, Richard F Veit
  • Location(s): New Jersey
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): various centuries

See New Jersey history as you read about it! Envisioning New Jersey brings together 650 spectacular images that illuminate the course of the state’s history, from prehistoric times to the present. Readers may think they know New Jersey’s history...

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Lost Legends of New Jersey

Lost Legends of New Jersey
  • Author(s): Frederick Reiken
  • Location(s): New Jersey
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 1980s

A poignant and magical coming-of-age story Over 20,000-copies sold in hardback. 50,000-copy first printing; It’s the early 1980s and the suburban streets are filled with Bruce Springsteen-era teenagers searching for answers…In The Lost Legends of New Jersey, Rick Reiken...

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In Hovering Flight

In Hovering Flight
  • Author(s): Joyce Hinnefeld
  • Location(s): New Jersey
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

At 34, Scarlet Kavanagh has the kind of homecoming no child wishes, a visit back to family and dear friends for the gentle passing of her mother, Addie, a famous bird artist and an even more infamous environmental activist....

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Let Me Wear Your Coat

Let Me Wear Your Coat
  • Author(s): John Basil
  • Location(s): New Jersey
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

The academic curriculum is college prep and the student body hosts house parties every weekend, yet 14-year-old Neil Bricker can’t imagine a worse high school to attend than East Hill Regional. Shy and wholly disinterested in the opposite sex,...

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The Accursed

The Accursed
  • Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
  • Location(s): New Jersey, Princeton
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): turn of 20th century

An eerie, unforgettable story of power, loss, and family curses in early 20th-century Princeton. Princeton, New Jersey at the turn of the 20th century: soon-to-be commander-in-chief Woodrow Wilson is president of Princeton University. On a neighbouring farm, muck-raking novelist...

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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