This 2007 pictorial book; Voices of Sudan by David Johnson, was my January pick for the recycled book challenge. When I found it, I realized that it is an autographed copy, and 100% of the profits went to Help Sudan. .
This pictorial book is quite heartbreaking. It covers the realities in the Sudan and of the Sudanese people in the early 2000’s as a result of 30 years of civil war and Jihad. These realities include slaughter, rape, imprisonment, kidnapping of young boys to train as fighters and mutilation. The Sudanese have also been dealing with a major lack of water, as water was already quite scarce and NIF fighters have sectioned off the Nile river. Without easy access to water, famine runs rampant. Due to being unable to bathe and launder regularly, disease is also a problem.
This pictorial will remain in my collection to be read and read again.
If you would like further information about these types of projects, David Johnson’s Silent Images can provide a plethora of options.
This month I would like to challenge some fellow bloggers to join me in this recycled book reading challenge!
Thanks for reading!