Emma's War: Love, Betrayal and Death in the Sudan (Paperback)Deborah Scroggins (author)
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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.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
'One of the best (books) I have ever read on the difficult relationship between the developed world and the Third World. An eye-opener. Scroggins is as brave as her subject...she has written a wonderful and challenging book.' William Shawcross, Sunday Times
'A wonderful book and a gripping history of the Sudan which doesn't shrink the complexities.' Observer
'Scroggins is to be congratulated for making the story of McCune's ill-fated foray into Africa such a good read.' Sunday Telegraph
'Deborah Scroggins' analysis provides sharp relevance. It is the story both of a woman and a strange and sorrowful world.' Sunday Independent
'Remarkable...it has the feel of an epic tale, taking in the tragedy of Sudan...Scroggins steers a tight path between writing this book as an account of her own fascination with Sudan and as the story of McCune's life.' New Statesman
'Her biography is a painstaking and loving portrait of this remarkable woman.' Evening Standard
'Deborah Scroggins has a sharp eye. "Emma's War" is about the politics of the belly, and what happens when the fat white paunch meets the swollen stomachs of the hungry in Africa. It is a sorry story, but Ms Scroggins tells it awfully well.' Economist
'Part history, part biography and part Scroggins' own memoir, "Emma's War" offers an enthralling, accessible account of Sudan's most recent history.' Sunday Business Post
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