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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Emma's War - Deborah Scroggins

Back in October,
our IB English teacher
arranged for Emmaunel Jal to visit our school.
He did some workshops with the middle
and secondary students.
Then he held a concert
along with some Zambian artists
and students from the school.

Not knowing a whole lot about him,
I googled him and found the following TedTalk.
I cried.
Even today,
every time I hear the song Emma
I cry.
I wanted to take Ethan to see his concert.
Ethan sat up front with his mates.
He even got on stage and danced with him.

Meanwhile, I sat with my mate,
watched
and cried some more.
It was then she asked me if I had read the book about Emma.
There's a book about Emma?
I need to read this!
The next morning,
before school began,
I bugged her about the book
and quickly purchased it on my Kindle.

This is a book about Emma
and the war in Sudan.
It's a tough read.
It's a long read.
But it's worth reading.







2 comments:

Penny said...

Thanks for posting this Tima. It reminds me of a great man who is very under appreciated. To get another view on Emma, read Acts of Faith by Philip Caputo. And of course, Jal's War Child. Miss you...

Penny said...

Thanks for posting this Tima. It reminds me of a great man who is very under appreciated. To get another view on Emma, read Acts of Faith by Philip Caputo. And of course, Jal's War Child. Miss you...