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by Lisa Blaker

ePub Heart of Darfur download
Author:
Lisa Blaker
ISBN13:
978-0340952313
ISBN:
0340952318
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Publisher:
Hodder Paperback (September 4, 2008)
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Memoirs
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Lisa French Blaker is from New Zealand and has worked as a nurse all over the world.

Lisa arrives in Sudan full of determination to use her skills as a nurse to do something to ease the plight of the hundreds of thousands of people caught up in the civil war raging through Darfur. She is working with Medecins Sans Frontieres, the international organisation that sends health workers to the most desperate places in the world. The six months she spends on the mission will be the toughest of her life but will teach her some fundamental truths about what people are capable of, both good and bad, and about herself.

Heart of Darfur book. 1. New Zealander Lisa French-Blaker recounts her tough time as an aid worker in the civil war in Darfur. Read by Federay Holmes. 2. Lisa tries frantically to treat some desperate refugees. But in Darfur there's a strict curfew in force. 3. A terrifying confrontation with armed government troops prevents Lisa treating those dying around her. 4. Overwhelmed by the numbers needing treatment in Darfur, Lisa begins to feel unable to cope.

New Zealander Lisa French-Blaker recounts her tough time as an aid worker in the civil war in Darfur.

When days are good in Darfur you relish every one. You never know-it may be your last. An African mother doesn't grieve less because she does it often. I've heard people say, 'It's different there,' when they hear of death and dying in Africa. Heart of Darfur by Lisa French Blaker. Posted on December 15, 2016 by A. Gulden. When days are good in Darfur you relish every one. You never know–it may be your last. An African mother doesn’t grieve less because she does it often. I’ve heard people say, ‘It’s different there,’ when they hear of death and dying in Africa.

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Lisa arrives in Sudan full of determination to use her skills as a nurse to do something to ease the plight of the hundreds of thousands of people caught up in the civil war raging through Darfur. She is working with Medecins Sans Frontieres, the international organisation that sends health workers to the most desperate places in the world. The six months she spends on the mission will be the toughest of her life but will teach her some fundamental truths about what people are capable of, both good and bad, and about herself. Lisa describes treating children with machete wounds, babies dying of chronic dehydration, girls giving birth at the age of 13 and old women too traumatised to carry on living. Her relationships with her Sudanese colleagues are treasured and described in fascinating detail. The book is exquisitely written, without sentiment but with a powerful and moving determination to show the suffering of the people of Darfur and to bear witness to their remarkable courage in the face of the most appalling situation. This is the book to help us all understand the human story behind the newspaper headlines.
  • Since February 2003 the Darfur region of Sudan has been in a state of conflict, with the Sudanese government and Janjaweed militias seeking to drive black Africans out of the area. Various aid agencies have responded to the urgent needs for humanitarian assistance, and Lisa French Blaker's book tells the story of nine months that she spent in Darfur as a nurse working for Médecins Sans Frontières.

    Lisa's first assignment was in the town of Saleem, where she treated a steady stream of patients suffering from malaria, flesh wounds, dehydration and a range of other ailments. Visits to nearby towns to provide mobile medical care were frequently interrupted by soldiers with guns. Her second assignment was in the town of Muhajariya, which was controlled by the rebel army. Although she did not witness the fighting first-hand, she saw plenty of the victims and heard their stories of suffering and injustice.

    Aid work in troubled locations attracts a strange assortment of aid workers, and the constant stress of living with insecurity and without the benefit of western amenities often brings out undesirable personal characteristics and irrational behaviour. In my opinion the book dwells a bit too much on the inter-personal conflicts between members of the MSF team. Nevertheless, any prospective aid worker would benefit from reading the book to get an unfiltered view of what aid work is often like.

  • I have known Lisa a long time and we trained in the same class of 89. Lisa's work is remarkable and her insights into her work, and the work of colleagues, gives a deep insight into the difficulties faced in these war torn areas of the world.
    The determination she has shown and the way in which her time there has been written with great heartfelt passion.
    This book, and the work she did are both remarkable and I would encourage anyone to read this book to understand what some of these issues in African countries are actually like.

  • The thing that stands out most to me after reading this wonderful book, is that the author has successfully managed to truly make her book about Darfur. The reader gets to know a little about Lisa, a South African born New Zealand nurse with a love of Africa, but what stands out, what you will remember the most, are the people, the patients she treats along the way. You find yourself wondering what became of the patients, and like Lisa, wonder how many more of them there are out there. These people cease to be victims of war and widespread poverty, but individuals that touch your heart.

    I've read many of these humanitarian aid workers books, all of which have been amazing in their own right. This is one of the best I have read, and as a female, I find it interesting to read books written from another female perspective. And like any recounts from this sector, some moments can be disturbing or upsetting, there were moments where I was reluctant to turn the page to find out the fate of a child, but overall it's somewhat uplifting. It's realistic, but it's not dark or cynical.

    And although you share in the authors sadness, her frustration, her triumph, she is not dramatic. She shares her experience with you and lets Darfur speak for itself.