The Resource Children are diamonds : an African apocalypse : a novel, (ebook)

Children are diamonds : an African apocalypse : a novel, (ebook)

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Children are diamonds : an African apocalypse : a novel
Title
Children are diamonds
Title remainder
an African apocalypse : a novel
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eng
Summary
This is not the Africa of Isak Dinesen, nor the Africa of Joy Adamson. This is the Africa of civil wars and tribal massacres, where the Lord's Resistance Army recruits child-soldiers after forcing them to kill their parents and eat their hearts. The aid workers who voluntarily subject themselves to life here are a breed of their own. Meet Hickey, an American schoolteacher in his late thirties, an American schoolteacher who burns his bridges with the school board and goes to Africa as an aid worker. Working for an agency in Nairobi, one of his jobs is to drive food and medical supplies to Southern Sudan to an aid station run by Ruth, a middle-aged woman, who acts as nurse, doctor, hospice worker, feeder of starving children, and witness. Ruth is gruff but efficient, and Hickey, who is usually drawn to youth and beauty, is struck by her devotion. Returning to Nairobi, he can't forget what he has seen. When the violence and chaos in the region increase to a fever pitch and aid workers are being slaughtered or evacuated, Hickey is asked to save Ruth overland by Jeep. What happens to them and the children that have joined their journey is the searing climax of this novel. Hoagland paints an unflinching portrait of a living hell at its worst, and yet amid that suffering there is hope in the form of humility, sacrifice, and life-affirming friendship
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Midwest
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Hoagland, Edward
Dewey number
813/.54
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fiction
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  • Americans
  • Americans
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Child soldiers
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Children are diamonds : an African apocalypse : a novel, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781611459340
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT12357626
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Label
Children are diamonds : an African apocalypse : a novel, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781611459340
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12357626
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12357626
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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