The fourth volume in the "Voice of Witness" series presents the narratives of forced migrants and former slaves from Sudan. This brilliant collection is bolstered by interviews with Dave Eggers and Valentino Achak Deng the basis for the book, "What is the What".Millions of people have fled from conflicts and persecution in all parts of this Northeast African country, and many thousands more have been enslaved as human spoils of war. In this book, refugees and abductees recount their escapes from the wars in Darfur and southern Sudan, from political and religious persecution, and from abduction by paramilitary groups. In their own words, they recount life before their displacement and the reasons for their flight. They describe life in the major stations on the 'refugee railroads': in the desert camps of Khartoum, the underground communities of Cairo, the humanitarian metropolis of Kakuma refugee camp, and the still-growing internally displaced persons camps in Darfur.
Dave Eggers is the author of What is the What, and the co-founder of Voice of Witness. He lives in San Francisco. Craig Walzer has traveled extensively through Africa and now studies international law and human rights at Harvard University.