Tears of the Desert: One womans true story of surviving the horrors of Darfur

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Janjaweed Arab militias began savagely assaulting her people. At first, Halima tried not to get involved. But in January they attacked people in her village. Halima treated the traumatised victims and was sickened by what she saw.

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She decided to speak out in a Sudanese newspaper and to the UN charities. Then the secret police came for her.

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For days Halima was interrogated and subjected to unspeakable torture. She finally escaped but the nightmare just seemed to follow her The detail in which Bashir's story is told brings the message of horror to Western audiences.

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Co-author Damien Lewis stated that one of his goals was to, "make … you or I or anybody else in the West feel that that could be them … how would they feel if that happened to them brings it home to on the personal human family level. What would you feel if it was your children or your father, or your grandparents, or your village?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 16 September Lewis, D. Categories : non-fiction books Autobiographies Books about child abuse Books about rape Books about Sudan Current affairs books English-language books HarperCollins books Non-fiction books about genocide Non-fiction books about war Non-fiction books about racism Wartime sexual violence.

Hidden categories: All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from September Use dmy dates from September Chrissie wrote: "I wish I could read it in German! I like that Bashir's book is both about the genoci Thank you for bringing this title to my attention. Sep 11, AM. I rated this book at 3 stars and didn't review it.

Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur Audiobook by Damien Lewis, Halima Bashir

We read it for our book club a couple of years back. The thing that has stayed with me is the horror of the genocide and nothing about tribal customs and traditions. When she is young she talks about the feasts and food and beliefs that are held by those in her village.

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Mystical beliefs such as the evil eye. Even as an adult she held onto such beliefs. I found that interesting. You must remember about the belief that female circumcision was necessary! It felt so shocking to her that her grandmother and mother believed it was right.

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