Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur

Product Description: Born into the Zaghawa tribe in the Sudanese desert, Halima Bashir received a good education away from her rural surroundings (thanks to her doting, politically astute father) and at twenty-four became her village's first formal doctor. Yet not even Bashir's degree could protect her from the encroaching conflict that would consume her homeland. Raw and riveting, Tears of the Desert is the first memoir ever written by a woman caught up in the war in Darfur.(Note: Violent scenes may disturbing to readers.)

Age Level: 16-18
Publisher: One World/Ballantine