Yes. This is the best book on the genocide in Darfur that I ever read. It's crafted with the pacing and intricate plot of a novel, but the information is clearly a firsthand account of a journalist.
The story itself is compeling, but the characters are vivid and real. You cannot read these pages without understanding the complex tragedy of Darfur. You cry with the characters both in the tragedy and in their victories.
No, I have never listened to one of her other performances.
My first thought would be Zara who survives and comes to the United States to tell others of what she has lived through, but I think Hawa because she shows the most courage of all of the characters and she starts with no sense of self and grows into a survivor who will be a catalyst for change.
It's one of the best books I've ever read--and I'm an avid reader. I read it and have listened to the the audio. Both experiences are worth the time it takes. I will listen to it again and again.
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