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Tears of the desert : a memoir of survival in Darfur / Halima Bashir with Damien Lewis.

Bashir, Halima, 1979- (Author). Lewis, Damien. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Main Library DT159.6.D27 B37 2009 37684001087456 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780345510464 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0345510461 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 335 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: One World Trade Paperbacks ed.
  • Publisher: New York : One World Trade Paperbacks, 2009.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: 2008. With new reader's guide.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. CHILD OF THE DESERT. The naming -- Grandma's trip to the Lost Valley -- Moon-bone madness -- Mo, Omer, and me -- The cutting time -- 2. SCHOOL OF THE DESERT. School days -- Fight school -- Resistance for Grandma -- The white eyelash attack -- Cousins in love -- Dream to be -- 3. DESERT OF FIRE. Med school -- University of Jihad -- Rumors of war -- Medicine Woman -- Accident and emergency -- Mission to Mazkhabad -- Rebel Doctor -- Black dogs and slaves -- They come for me -- A long-distance wedding -- The devil horsemen -- A time of fear -- 4. DESERT OF NO RETURN. Escape from Darfur -- The hostel of despair -- In London, in love -- Breaking the silence -- Will to live.
Summary, etc.:
The author describes growing up in Darfur, becoming her village's first doctor, and helping the victims of a 2004 attack by Arab militia who raped forty-two schoolgirls and their teachers. After the Arabs again attack her family and her village, she escapes to England where seeks asylum.
Subject: Bashir, Halima, 1979-
Sudan > History > Darfur Conflict, 2003-
Darfur (Sudan) > Ethnic relations.
Darfur (Sudan) > History.
Genocide > Sudan > Darfur.

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