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Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur

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Born into the Zaghawa tribe in the Sudanese desert, Halima Bashir received a good education away from her rural surroundings (thanks to her doting, politically astute father) and at twenty-four became her villages first formal doctor. Yet not even Bashirs degree could protect her from the encroaching conflict that would consume her homeland. Janjaweed Arab militias savagely assaulted the Zaghawa, often with the backing of the Sudanese military. Then, in early 2004, the Janjaweed attacked Bashirs village and surrounding areas, raping forty-two schoolgirls and their teachers. Bashir, who treated the traumatized victims, some as young as eight years old, could no longer remain quiet. But breaking her silence ignited a horrifying turn of events.

Raw and riveting, Tears of the Desert is the first memoir ever written by a woman caught up in the war in Darfur. It is a survivors tale of a conflicted country, a resilient people, and an uncompromising spirit.

About the Author

Halima Bashir lives with her husband and son in England, where she continues to speak out about the violence in Sudan.

Damien Lewis has spent the last twenty years reporting from war zones in Africa, with a particular focus and expertise in Sudan. His reporting from Darfur won the BBC One World Award. He is the internationally bestselling co-author of Slave, winner of the Index on Censorship Book Award.

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ISBN:
9780345510464
Author:
Bashir, Halima
Publisher:
One World
With:
Lewis, Damien
Author:
Lewis, Damien
Author:
Halima Bashir, with Damien Lewis
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Africa, north
Subject:
Africa, east
Subject:
Sudan - History - Darfur Conflict, 2003-
Subject:
Genocide - Sudan - Darfur
Subject:
Biography-Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Women
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Random House Reader's Circle
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.02x5.18x.76 in. .58 lbs.

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