World Refugee Day
Today is the UNHCR's World Refugee Day. The theme this year is "They have taken my home, but they can't take my future." What beautiful words.
From the UNHCR website - "While most refugees want to go home, some cannot safely return. But wherever they are, refugees will always strive to pick up the pieces and start over. The courage and determination demonstrated during their darkest hours will serve them well in rebuilding a new life. On World Refugee Day, let us honour them for these qualities and recognise the richness and diversity they bring to our societies."
Here is my suggested reading for this day:
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier - Ishmael Beah
Infidel - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Six Months in Sudan: A Young Doctor in a War-torn Village - James Maskalyk
The Bite of the Mango - Mariatu Kamara
Tears of the Desert - A Memoir of Survival in Darfur - Halima Bahshir
What Is The What - Dave Eggers
Are there any books you recommend on this subject?