Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays - Tears of the Desert; July 28, 2010

 Teaser Tuesdays (TT) is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
 My teasers for this Tuesday:
Their bodies had been torn apart by the bullets from above. Some of them were still alive, crawling and staggering forward. They cried out to us, holding out their hands and pleading for help. But if we stopped, the Janjaweed would be upon us and we all would die. So we ran, abandoning the wounded and the old and the slow and the infants to the terror of the Janjaweed.

- p. 241, Tears Of The Desert- a memoir of Survival In Darfur by Halima Bashir with Damien Lewis

A very powerful and heart-wrenching memoir ...


bermudaonion said...

I've read that book, so I know that's a great teaser. That book is heart-wrenching for sure!

S Karthik said...

How come you have stopped updating your blog? Its good to read, and I think you should continue to develop it.

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