What Is the What

What Is the WhatFrom the bestselling author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, What Is the What is the epic novel based on the life of Valentino Achak Deng who, along with thousands of other children the so called Lost Boys was forced to leave his village in Sudan at the age of seven and trek hundreds o

Emma's War

Emma's WarTall, 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 r

God Grew Tired of Us: A Memoir

God Grew Tired of Us: A MemoirThis unforgettable book is the first person account of a miracle indeed, a whole series of miracles A tale of suffering, tragedy, and sorrow redeemed by indomitable resolve and a stubborn refusal to despair, it s set in a Sudan shadowed by unrelenting war and ruthless violence, yet illuminated by

Walking the Nile

Walking the NileA major Channel 4 series and a Sunday Times bestsellerHis journey is 4,250 miles long.He is walking every step of the way, camping in the wild, foraging for food, fending for himself against multiple dangers.He is passing through rainforest, savannah, swamp, desert and lush delta oasis.He will cross

The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars

The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil WarsSudan s post independence history has been dominated by long, recurring, and bloody civil wars Most commentators have attributed the country s political and civil strife either to an age old racial and ethnic divide between Arabs and Africans or to colonially constructed inequalities In The Root C

Beneath the Darkening Sky

Beneath the Darkening SkyOn the day that Obinna s village is savagely attacked by the rebel army and his father murdered, he witnesses violence beyond his imagination Along with his older brother he finds himself thrown into a truck when the soldiers leave, to be shaped into an agent of horror a child soldier Marched th

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True StoryA Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about a girl in Sudan in 2008 and a boy in Sudan in 1985 The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours walk from her home she makes two trips to the pond every day The boy, Salva, becomes one of the lost

Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time

Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a TimeIn this picture book companion to the bestseller A Long Walk to Water, a young South Sudanese girl goes on a journey that requires determination, persistence, and compassion Young Nya takes little sister Akeer along on the two hour walk to fetch water for the family But Akeer becomes too ill to wa

Collapse of a Country: A Diplomat's Memoir of South Sudan

Collapse of a Country: A Diplomat's Memoir of South SudanThe first Canadian diplomat to be posted to war torn Sudan, Nicholas Coghlan was a natural choice to lead Canada s representation in the new Republic of South Sudan soon after the country was founded in 2011 In late 2013, Coghlan and his wife Jenny were in the capital, Juba, when it erupted in gunf

The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur

The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of DarfurI am the translator who has taken journalists into dangerous Darfur It is my intention now to take you there in this book, if you have the courage to come with me.The young life of Daoud Hari his friends call him David has been one of bravery and mesmerizing adventure He is a living witness to the