Dedicated to the People of Darfur : Writings on Fear, Risk, and Hope
Life's changes. They happen every day. Some large, some small. A few are very personal. Others impact the world. Dedicated to the People of Darfur: ""Writings on Fear, Risk, and Hope"" includes original and inspiring essays that celebrate the glories gained from taking risks, breaking down barriers, and overcoming any obstacles. Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, a gallery of O.Henry award recipients, and many best-selling authors come together to share personal and compelling challenges and experiences. It includes topics ranging from contemplations on past drug use to reflections on gun control, social justice, passion and its sacrifices, and adventures such as skydiving, mountain climbing, and golfing, the topics vary greatly. This kaleidoscopic anthology is a commentary on the lives of prominent literary artists and ordinary citizens who have made simple, yet powerful choices that provoked change in one's self and for humanity - much the same way that Luke and Jennifer Reynolds do by building this invaluable collection for readers and the world of human rights. Not too long ago, as struggling graduate students, Luke and Jennifer Reynolds conceived this uniquely themed volume as a way to raise funds to support ending the genocide in Darfur. Some people carry signs, others make speeches, many take action. What is most special about this book is that it extends beyond words and ideas, into a tangible effort to effect change. To this end, all royalties from the sales of ""Dedicated to the People of Darfur: Writings on Fear, Risk, and Hope"" will benefit The Save Darfur Coalition, an organization that seeks to end the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. The contributors in ""Writings on Fear, Risk, and Hope"" include: Phillip Lopate; Ann Hood; James McPherson; Frank McCourt; George Saunders; Jane Smiley; Kim Edwards; and many, many others.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 152 x 229 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
- 20 Oct 2009
- Rutgers University Press
- New Brunswick, NJ, United States
- None ed.
"Dedicated to the People of Darfur: Writings on Fear, Risk, and Hope" brings together Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, O.Henry award recipients, and many best-selling who share personal and compelling challenges and experiences. They reflect on simple, yet powerful choices that provoked change in one's self and for humanity--much the same way that Luke and Jennifer Reynolds have done by building this invaluable collection for readers and the world of human rights. All royalties from the sales of this book will benefit The Save Darfur Coalition
Back cover copy
All royalties from this book are being donated to the Save Darfur Coalition.
"Formidable, inspiring, beautiful." - Junot Diaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao "Dedicated to the People of Darfur gathers an array of voices on the subject of risk: whether it's the smaller daily risks of creativity and love or the terrors of facing wartime violence. The book moves nimbly from hilarious to somber and back again, in a richly varied and thoughtful exploration of the human condition." - Michelle Wildgen, author of But Not for Long and You're Not You"
About George Saunders
Luke and Jennifer Reynolds are both passionate about human rights causes and literature. Currently they live in Marlborough, Massachusetts, with their son, Tyler. Luke is a teacher and writer and Jennifer is a freelance writer and full-time mother.