I've just returned from a walk to the library. I received notification this morning that the books I put on hold Thursday afternoon were ready for pick-up.
As I continue to reflect upon my time in Sudan, I just keep adding to the list of questions in my head ... So, I've decided to give myself some homework, i.e. reading assignments.
Here's my current list:
- Emma's War (Book on CD. I'll be listening to this on my commute.)
- Short History of Sudan
- They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
- War Child: A Child Soldier's Story
I'm also currently reading Bombs, Ruins and Honey: Journeys of the Spirit with Sudanese Christians, which I bought in Nairobi.
My hope is that as I learn more about this region of the world, the culture of its people and its history that I will be able to better tell the story. The stories of the entrepreneurs I met, the story of Ahok, who is chairlady of the village bank in Lietnohm, the stories of our partners who are working in the field. I want to be able to share well-rounded, contextualized stories. To describe how and why lives are being transformed in South Sudan.
So, if you have any suggestions/additions to my reading list (or know of other resources I should check out), please post a comment. I'd love the input!
Now... off to do some reading!