Author:"Lewis, Damien, Bashir, Halima"

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Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur

By: "Lewis, Damien, Bashir, Halima"

Price: $12.50

Publisher: One World/Ballantine:

Seller ID: 9780345506252

ISBN: 0345506251

Condition: very good


Like the single white eyelash that graces her row of dark lashes-seen by her people as a mark of good fortune-Halima Bashir's story stands out. Tears of the Desert is the first memoir ever written by a woman caught up in the war in Darfur. It is a survivor's tale of a conflicted country, a resilient people, and the uncompromising spirit of a young woman who refused to be silenced. Born into the Zaghawa tribe in the Sudanese desert, Halima was doted on by her father, a cattle herder, and kept in line by her formidable grandmother. A politically astute man, Halima's father saw to it that his... View more info