Blogs in September 2020

Famine That Kills: Darfur, Sudan 17th September 2020

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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Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror 17th September 2020

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 17th September 2020

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 17th September 2020

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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The Devil Came on Horseback: Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur 16th September 2020

Former United States Marine Brian Steidle served for six months in Darfur as an unarmed military observer for the African Union. There he witnessed first-hand the ongoing genocide, and documented every day of his experience using email, audio journals,...

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