Sudanese Refugees in the United States. The Collateral Damage of Sudan’s Civil War
|Author: ||Donkor, Martha|
This work examines the struggles of southern Sudanese refugees who defied great odds to secure better lives for themselves and their families in the United States. The book also looks at the role of the international community in accommodating these refugees.
“As an African, an immigrant, and a woman, [the author] brings a special perspective and sensitivity to this oral history project, resulting in a level of candor on the part of the interviewees who otherwise might have been reluctant to share their observations and feelings with other interlocutors. . . . we are indeed fortunate to have dedicated scholars such as Martha Donkor who will help us chart the way forward.” – Dennis Hickey, Associate Professor of History, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
"While creating a space in which the refugees can articulate their experience in their own words, she also illuminates the dynamics of U.S. refugee policy as an aspect of benevolence in the world." Book News Inc.
Table of Contents
1 Southern Sudan: Anatomy of a Disaster
2 In the Crossfire: Non-Combatants and the Refugee Situation
3 U.S. Refugee Policy and Sudanese Refugees
4 Looking Ahead into the Future
5 Building Bridges: Linking Refugees with the Homeland