Tears of the Desert

Tears of the Desert

A Memoir of Survival in Darfur

Book - 2008
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Halima Bashir had just become her tribe's first qualified doctor when war broke out in Darfur. This is her wrenching portrait of the horrific events that ensued, both to her family and to her country, and that continue unabated to this day.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2008.
Edition: First Canadian edition
ISBN: 9781554681785
Branch Call Number: 962.4043092 Bashi
Characteristics: xi, 367 pages
Additional Contributors: Lewis, Damien


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A personal story of the ongoing tragedy in Sudan’s Darfur region, where local African inhabitants have been targeted by the Arab-Sudanese president and his government for ethnic cleansing. After training as a medical doctor, and being almost ritually raped by Sudanese soldiers, the author now lives in exile in London, U.K.

Sep 01, 2015

After reading the book,it teaches you the value of many things we here take for granted

Jan 09, 2010

An excellent book about the values of family, and how those storng bonds can get you through anything. I hesitated at first to read it, why would anyone want to live the horrors of violence and rape, but as I read through the book, I quickly came to realize that is is a story of , traditions, community and unconditional love of family. Those are the things worth fighting for, and by bringing light to this, how can governements continue to ignore the plight of these people.

Jan 02, 2010

A stirringly sad story of life for women in these countries.

Should be required reading for everyone in the Western Christian world.

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