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ISBN13: 9780375703775
ISBN10: 0375703772
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Tall, striking, and adventurous to a fault, young British relief worker Emma McCune came to Sudan determined to make a difference in a country decimated by the longest-running civil war in Africa. She became a near legend in the bullet-scarred, famine-ridden country, but her eventual marriage to a rebel warlord made international headlines—and spelled disastrous consequences for her ideals.

Enriched by Deborah Scroggins’s firsthand experience as an award-winning journalist in Sudan, this unforgettable account of Emma McCune’s tragically short life also provides an up-close look at the volatile politics in the region. It’s a world where international aid fuels armies as well as the starving population, and where the northern-based Islamic government—with ties to Osama bin Laden—is locked in a war with the Christian and pagan south over religion, oil and slaves. Tying together these vastly disparate forces as well as Emma’s own role in the problems of the region, Emma’s War is at once a disturbing love story and a fascinating exploration of the moral quandaries behind humanitarian aid.

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Tall, striking, and adventurous to a fault, young British relief worker Emma McCune came to Sudan determined to make a difference in a country decimated by the longest-running civil war in Africa. She became a near legend in the bullet-scarred, famine-ridden country, but her eventual marriage to a rebel warlord made international headlines—and spelled disastrous consequences for her ideals.

Enriched by Deborah Scrogginss firsthand experience as an award-winning journalist in Sudan, this unforgettable account of Emma McCunes tragically short life also provides an up-close look at the volatile politics in the region. Its a world where international aid fuels armies as well as the starving population, and where the northern-based Islamic government—with ties to Osama bin Laden—is locked in a war with the Christian and pagan south over religion, oil and slaves. Tying together these vastly disparate forces as well as Emmas own role in the problems of the region, Emmas War is at once a disturbing love story and a fascinating exploration of the moral quandaries behind humanitarian aid.

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Biography of a humanitarian aid worker in Sudan who eventually married a warlord.

About the Author

Deborah Scroggins has won six national journalism awards for her reporting from Sudan and the Middle East. For Emmas War she was awarded the Georgia Author of the Year Award. A former correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she has published articles in Granta, The Independent, Vogue, and Glamour. She lives in Atlanta.

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Shannon Geiger, July 14, 2007 (view all comments by Shannon Geiger)
A true story of how easy it is to be caught up in the politics and passion of a region and of how misguided the West can be in its policies and politics. The book also does a good job of describing how Western-based relief agencies often do more harm than good, unintentionally, in trying to provide aid to the poor and displaced in third-world countries.
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Deng Nhial Shok, October 2, 2006 (view all comments by Deng Nhial Shok)
Emma,s War is a human product that combine our humanity before Christianity.
Emma,s story show us the human readiness to share all fate among different races,linking the West & East,North & South.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375703775
Author:
Scroggins, Deborah
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Africa, east
Subject:
Political Advocacy
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Africa, north
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
sudan;africa;biography;history;non-fiction;politics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 PP BandW PHOTOS; 1 MAP
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.02x5.16x.80 in. .82 lbs.

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Biography » General
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Africa » Sudan
History and Social Science » Politics » Peace and War
History and Social Science » World History » Africa
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , Tall, striking, and adventurous to a fault, young British relief worker Emma McCune came to Sudan determined to make a difference in a country decimated by the longest-running civil war in Africa. She became a near legend in the bullet-scarred, famine-ridden country, but her eventual marriage to a rebel warlord made international headlines—and spelled disastrous consequences for her ideals.

Enriched by Deborah Scrogginss firsthand experience as an award-winning journalist in Sudan, this unforgettable account of Emma McCunes tragically short life also provides an up-close look at the volatile politics in the region. Its a world where international aid fuels armies as well as the starving population, and where the northern-based Islamic government—with ties to Osama bin Laden—is locked in a war with the Christian and pagan south over religion, oil and slaves. Tying together these vastly disparate forces as well as Emmas own role in the problems of the region, Emmas War is at once a disturbing love story and a fascinating exploration of the moral quandaries behind humanitarian aid.

"Synopsis" by , Biography of a humanitarian aid worker in Sudan who eventually married a warlord.
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