Aboulela’s brief, yet rich, novel is not only a delicate moving love story, told primarily from the heroine’s perspective, it also touches, in a broader sense, on general human emotions such as longing and belonging, tradition and change, loss, faith and personal growth.
First published in 2008, Tears of the Desert is one woman’s true story of surviving the horrors of the Darfur region in Sudan. Lewis, a BBC correspondent and Bashir, a physician and refugee living in London give a vivid personal portrait of life in Darfur before and during the catastrophe.
In this book published in the US in 2010 by Three Rivers Press (and earlier by Verso Books), Mamdani argues that what really happened in Darfur was not a genocide but a civil war, similar to what took place in Northern Uganda, Congo, Chad and other African countries.
John Garang and the SPLA is Shimanyula’s account of the life of John Garang and an insightful look into the movement that he founded. The writer compares John Garang to the Biblical Moses who received God’s call to lead tribes of Israel.