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Saving Darfur: Everyone's Favourite African War Paperback – Mar 2010


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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Reportage Press; NONE edition (March 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906702195
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906702199
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.9 x 21.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,307,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Darfur - the truth. March 23 2010
By James M. Laurie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a beautiful but terrible story.
So much is beautiful about Africa, so much is terrible. It is a continent that is growing up and the growing pains are intense and prolonged.
The magnificence of the vistas, the brilliance of the smiles, the laughter of the children, all are starkly contrasted by the desolation of burned villages and vast refugee camps, the tears of the raped and widowed and the wailing of the orphans.
In a land blessed by great riches but wracked by wars, hatred, greed and corruption Rob Crilly - one of a new breed of journalist prepared to get behind the black-and-white headlines - dissects just one of those wars or, as he calls it, "Everyone's Favourite African War" - Darfur.
Crilly says he did not set out on a mission to upset the popular view of the conflict - the tales of genocide by hordes of mounted Arabs sweeping under cover of darkness into peaceful Black African villages.
Such raids are happening, but this simple picture of light-skinned North versus dark-skinned South, Evil versus Good, presented, often in good faith, by some celebrities, organisations and much of the western press - far from helping the suffering people of Darfur - could, argues Crilly, be hindering a solution.
The failure of the international organisations big enough to stop the horror, to understand and accept the complexities behind what is going on, appears to be yet another black mark in their African exercise book.
Whatever your viewpoint, don't claim that you understand the Darfur tragedy without reading this book.
You don't have to buy it; you can borrow it or steal it, but read it.

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