800,000 people. Killed in 100 days. The ugly history of the Rwandan genocide of 1994 and its haunting aftermath is the subject of this mind-numbing book by Philip Gourevitch
Lady Clementine is a first-person fictional account of Clementine, wife of Winston Churchill, who played an extremely influential role in her husband’s life and in the politics of her time.
Red Sorghum is a novel about the brutal terror, pillage and rape that innocent civilians had to face in the dark days of the Chinese civil war and the Sino-Japanese war in the 1930s.
War. Destruction. The never after. In Sea Prayer, a beautifully written, poignant piece, Khaled Hosseini commemorates the death of Alan Khurdi, the 3-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed ashore the coast of Turkey in 2015 as he tried to flee a war-torn Syria, by way of the sea. The image of Alan’s lifeless body sparked a massive emotional response, opening the eyes of the rest of the world to the horrors of the Syrian situation and the trauma of refugees.