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Breaking bread: recipes and stories from immigrant kitchens

Author: Lynne C. Anderson (Author), Corby Kummer (Foreword)

Language: English

Summary: Through stories of hand-rolled pasta and homemade chutney, local markets and backyard gardens, and wild mushrooms and foraged grape leaves―this book recounts in loving detail the memories, recipes, and culinary traditions of people who have come to the United States from around the world.

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Lost boys of Sudan: an American story of the refugee experience

Author: Mark Bixler Language: English Summary: In 2000 the United States began accepting 3,800 refugees from one of Africa’s longest civil wars. They were just some of the thousands of young men, known as “Lost Boys,” who had been orphaned or otherwise separated from their families in the chaos of a brutal conflict that has ravaged Sudan since 1983. The Lost Boys of Sudan focuses on … Continue reading Lost boys of Sudan: an American story of the refugee experience

Non dirmi che hai paura

Author: Giuseppe Catozzella

Language: Italian

Summary: La struggente vicenda di un’eroina dei nostri tempi.

Samia è una ragazzina di Mogadiscio con la corsa nel sangue. Allenamenti notturni nello stadio deserto la portano a soli 17 anni alle Olimpiadi di Pechino, dove diventa un simbolo per tutte le donne musulmane. Rincorrendo la libertà e il sogno di vincere le Olimpiadi di Londra, una notte parte, sola e a piedi, per il Viaggio, l’odissea dei migranti dall’Etiopia al Sudan e, attraverso il Sahara, alla Libia dove s’imbarca per l’Italia.

Realizato con il patrocinio della Società Dante Alighieri. – Fonte:

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Minaret: A novel

Author: Leila Aboulela

Language: English

Summary: Leila Aboulela’s American debut is a provocative, timely, and engaging novel about a young Muslim woman — once privileged and secular in her native land and now impoverished in London — gradually embracing her orthodox faith. With her Muslim hijab and down-turned gaze, Najwa is invisible to most eyes, especially to the rich families whose houses she cleans in London. Twenty years ago, Najwa, then at university in Khartoum, would never have imagined that one day she would be a maid. An upper-class Westernized Sudanese, her dreams were to marry well and raise a family. But a coup forces the young woman and her family into political exile in London. Soon orphaned, she finds solace and companionship within the Muslim community. Then Najwa meets Tamer, the intense, lonely younger brother of her employer. They find a common bond in faith and slowly, silently, begin to fall in love. Written with directness and force, Minaret is a lyric and insightful novel about Islam and an alluring glimpse into a culture Westerners are only just beginning to understand. – Source:

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Emma’s war, the biography of a British aid worker in the Sudan

Emma’s war is the complex and powerful biography of a British aid worker in the Sudan at the ’90s.   I had vaguely heard about Emma McCune a long time ago. I knew she had fallen in love with a warlord in Sudan, married him, and created a scandal in public opinion. Her story, Emma’s War, as told by U.S. journalist Deborah Scroggins, was selected by … Continue reading Emma’s war, the biography of a British aid worker in the Sudan

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Emma’s war : love, betrayal and death in the Sudan

Author: Deborah Scroggins

Language: English

Summary: Love, corruption, violence and the dangerous politics of aid in the Sudan, by an exciting new writer. Emma McCune’s passion for Africa, her unstinting commitment to the children of the Sudan, and her striking glamour set her apart from other aid workers the moment she arrived in southern Sudan. But no one was prepared for her decision to marry a local warlord – a man who seemed to embody everything she was working against – and throw herself into his violent quest to take over southern Sudan’s rebel movement. At once a disturbing love story and a penetrating examination of the Sudan, “Emma’s War” charts the process by which Emma’s romantic delusions led to her descent into the hell of Africa’s longest running civil war — Source:

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