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Emma's War: A Book Review
an article by Kausar Khan

This is a story of a British woman Emma McCone and history of Africa war. She was born in India in 1964. She goes to Africa as a British aid worker. The writer Deborah Scroggins uses Emma’s story to draw reader attention on Sudan’s politics and walks us through the whole history of Sudan. She opened more than 100 schools in southern Sudan while also campaigning against employment of the child soldiers. She had so much faith in education as a mean to help southern Sudani’s improve their lives. The writer went over the issues and conflicts that are causing this war. The biggest issue considerably to be Oil but that is not true, there are many issues in this country play a very important role for conflicts. They have religions conflicts, more than 100 ethnic groups’ conflict, and linguistic conflicts. Emma’s character throughout the book carries many curiosities. This book provided with clarification that since there are so many conflicts, it is very difficult for the UN to resolve the problem. It talks about how UN works but it can be difficult to follow it through.

I learn from this book that as a woman I can do so much for those people without traveling to Sudan. I feel if everyone can realize his or her responsibility of helping then we all as individual can make the difference. I got so much awareness from this book which I never knew before. I will suggest to my reader to read this book if you don’t know anything about Sudan’s war. I feel the responsibility of informing people about what I read in this book and try to work for culture peace.

The question is how we can help as individuals? I believe we can make this possible by reading the news, by providing the information to who are not aware and by joining peace organizations.

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What can we do for the people of Sudan?,

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Latest reader comment:

I agree that knowledge and awareness need to be shared with others.  We may feel that we can not do enough to make a difference but making others aware is part of the process of change.  Wether we can donate time, money or supplies is not important as long as we show we care.


This report was posted on January 15, 2005.