Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Darfur: Twenty Years of War and Genocide in Sudan

Yesterday, I got to hear Leora Kahn talk about the new book Darfur: Twenty Years of War and Genocide in Sudan. It is a collection of photographs re-telling the story of Sudan over the past twenty years. The photography is haunting and beautiful in a terrifying kind of a way. The situation in Sudan is difficult to understand. The cruelty and violence that has been perpetrated against the people of Sudan by their own people is so horrible. At this point, the lack of food, water, shelter, and safety are the things that are taking the most lives but, the government of Sudan is not allowing help to freely enter into their country. It is such a tragedy. [The cover of the book is the picture of a woman who is only 40 years old. She died the day after the picture was taken.]

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