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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (710 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deborah Scroggins Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The adventurous young British relief worker Emma McCune came to Sudan determined to make a difference. She became a near legend in the bullet-scarred, famine-ridden country, but her eventual marriage to a rebel warlord made international headlines and spelled disastrous consequences for her ideals. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mairead Fitzsimmons | 2/6/2014

    " Interesting read on the conflict in the Sudan. The book provides some historical insights to the origins of the tribal conflicts in the region but follows the story of an aid worker who married a rebel leader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Matt | 2/6/2014

    " This book, telling the story of at least one and maybe a couple cycles of the ongoing conflict in Sudan through the actions of relief worker turned Warlord's wife is pretty amazing. I mean, the story itself beggars the imagination, and the situation, the real day to day complexity and level of fucked-upness of the circumstances in Sudan is both deeply moving and incredibly depressing. Add to that Scroggin's own experiences in reporting this story, and you've got a pretty masterful book. There's an awful lot in this book to admire, though very little of it makes you feel good about the world or any of our chances. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Richard | 1/26/2014

    " My cousin recommended this when I mentioned my admiration of Mountains Beyond Mountains. Emma is no Paul Farmer, but she is a fascinating person none the less. Deborah Scroggins, the author, uses this British woman to hook us on an an analysis of what is now Suddan. It is the first time I feel as if I've really understood what is/has happened there. But as in really good books, you come away from this difficult read with more understandings of the West, of Africa, of humanitarian 'aid,' greed, idealism, the destructiveness of pursuit of power, as well as the naivete of going into a country without an understanding of its history, its divisions, its previous struggles. This book will stay with me for a long time, I suspect. Not only because I was in the Peace Corps in Sierre Leone in the 60s with my own illusions of helping, but because it teaches that all the parties have responsibility for the disasters in Sudan, and throughout other parts of Africa that have had/are having similar wars. Emma's War, read along with What is the What will make you angry and sad, but you will come away with greater understanding and insights into Sudan, Africa, the West, and mankind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Natalie Truesdell | 1/18/2014

    " Read this book to learn the history of Sudan, the connections to bin Laden, and the complexities of foreign aid. The love story helps keep the thread of history more digestible. "

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