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God Grew Tired Of Us

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"Lost Boy" John Bul Dau’s harrowing experience surviving the brutal horrors of Sudanese civil war and his adjustment to life in modern America is chronicled in this inspiring memoir and featured in an award-winning documentary film of the same name.
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This book seems a lot like the book that I read. It is a biography of an African man who grew up to war and other intense experiences. All biographies of people living in Africa during the genocide have amazing stories and even though they are true they are almost unblievable!

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The Faces of War in Sudan - The New York Times > World > Slide Show > Slide 1 of 11

The Faces of War in Sudan - The New York Times > World > Slide Show > Slide 1 of 11 | The Translator: Darfur War | Scoop.it
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This is a picture of a village that has just been burned by the rebel groups. It's hard to imagine that this happens in Darfur everyday. I cannot imagine the difficulties that these people are going through as it is, and then to have your entire life burned down to a crisp.

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The Translator

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"If God must break your leg He will at least teach you to limp – so it is said in Africa. This book is my poor limping – a modest account that cannot tell every story that deserves telling.
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The Translator is about a man named Daoud who lives in Darfur which is in the middle of a civil war. Throughout the book his family starts to die and he believes that he does not have too much to live for anymore. So he decides to continue his life helping people as best he can and just sticking to his job because he does not really care if he dies as long as he is helping people. He is one of few people who can speak English so he is a translator for Americans who come to help out in the war and for news groups who need a translator for interviews and TV shows and such. The book is about his journey with all these Americans as he tries to help them stay alive and get their job done in Africa.

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GIC | Article

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This article talks about President Bashir and all of his wrong doings to his country. Also, it describes how he has been creating a genocide and killing thousands of people strictly because they are black. It says, him along with the Janjaweed have killed about 300,000 black Africans with the only reason that they are black. It talks about how President Bashir is being tried by the ICC (International Criminal Court) for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in Darfur. He is being charged for some of the worst crimes known to man, gang rape and killing women and children for racial reasons.

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https://www.mtholyoke.edu/~gerla22f/classweb/Case%20Study%20Darfur%20Intro.html

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[CNN] Rape a way of life in Darfur 2008.06.19

Rape is the biggest danger for Darfur's women. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
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Rape is currently one of the UN's biggest concerns for women. It is becoming so common that everytime women go out to get firewood to cook food for the day they are concerned by the chance that they will be attacked and most likely raped. This brings along the great chance of AIDs. Since random sexual acts are so common now AIDs is spreading rapidly and affecting thousands. 

 

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BBC NEWS | Africa | Darfur crisis: How to help

BBC NEWS | Africa | Darfur crisis: How to help | The Translator: Darfur War | Scoop.it
How you can help refugees fleeing from fighting in western Sudan.
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This BBC News web page lists many of the relief organizations that are located in Darfur and trying as much as they possibly can to help all of the struggling people. They are all stationed in areas along the border with Chad. Many of them are simply giving the people shelter and a little food to eat so that they will hopefully survive. And others are providing doctors with medicine and treatments to cure malaria and help malnutrition. Some of the organizations, on the other hand, are not even working specifically with the refugees but with government officials to try to relieve some of the tension between the refugees and the civilians in the city. Also they try to make the rules of the border not as strict so more people can be saved in other countries and cities as refugees.

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GIC | Article

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This article gives us an overview of what genocide is exactly and how it is happening in Africa, and more specifically, Darfur. It states that over 800,000 Africans have already been driven from their homes by Arabs, with about 1,000 dying daily. The Arab Janjaweed has been terrorizing people for many years now and they are supported by the Sudanese government, so they have all of the supplies that they need to murder and control anyone that they want. The Arab militias have been murdering and raping thousands for their “ethnic cleansing”. Instead of literally killing the entire ethnic group, they rather murder and terrorize hundreds of thousands of them so they will flee the country, giving the resources from the land to the Sudanese Government.

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Inside Darfur - VICE News - Khartoum Videos - Firstpost Topic

Inside Darfur - VICE News - Khartoum Videos  - Firstpost Topic | The Translator: Darfur War | Scoop.it
VICE travels to the most dangerous country in the world to figure out what the hell is happening in Darfur.
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This video describes what life is currently like in Sudan during the war. It briefly talks about the history of the war and then goes into more specific details. The man making the documentary talks about the Skeiks quite a lot, who are very important people in each village. The Sheiks are very religious and rich men who take care of everyone and know everyone. They take in the children who do not have a life support now that their family has died and he feeds them and gives them shelter to help them survive. The people in the documentary talk to people specifically about their stories of the war and they tell them how their family has died and what has happened to them over the years.

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The Zaghawa Tribe of Sudan

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The Zaghawa tribe of Sudan is one of many tribes that live in Africa, they are also called the Beri. This website discusses the history of this tribe. They are a semi-nomadic group that mainly consist of Camel and Cattle herders and partake in lots of agriculture along the way. The women’s role is to take care of gardens and go on far journeys to find grains and other necessary food supplies. The men are not supposed to look weak in front of the women to keep their manly attitude. They live mainly in grassy areas with deserts surrounding them. Since there is not an adequate amount of rain for the vegetation and themselves they thrive on camels to supply them milk to drink and to travel far distances, since the camels can easily survive in the desert with the water stored in their humps.

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