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  • Title: Beyond the River Yei: Life in the Land Where Sleeping Is a Disease
  • Author: Binyavanga Wainaina
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback
  • What life is like in South Sudan and how it has been affected by Sleeping Sickness A story with vivid photographs.
    Beyond the River Yei Life in the Land Where Sleeping Is a Disease What life is like in South Sudan and how it has been affected by Sleeping Sickness A story with vivid photographs

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    1. When this was selected as one of the selections for a group here in , I had to resort to interlibrary loan to find a copy of this out of print book We are focusing on South Sudan for January and February, and as you might imagine, there isn t a lot to choose from This is written by a Kenyan writer with photos added by a Dutch photographer They are sponsored by a German NGO that in 2003 was working to fight Human African trypanosomiasis, otherwise known as the Sleeping Sickness This disease has b [...]

    2. Very interesting way to draw attention to a crisis, although sadly this book booklet is difficult to get now Binyavanga Wainaina was an interesting choice for a journalist to commission to accompany a doctor around a community afflicted by both war and disease sleeping sickness in particular I say interesting for two reasons I would describe Wainaina as irreverent and I mean that as a compliment and his writing style is not typical of journalists I think that combination was perfect for creating [...]

    3. What is this little book, and why, for whom It is to begin with strangely, enjoyably self conscious NGO funded poverty porn photo advertisement with hand wringing text for funding of research and treatment of sleeping sickness It is a story of a Kenyan elite reflecting on his place among the global development elite and among the specificity of Yei as a place with its people and history in rural South Sudan It reminds us that poverty and its diseases are violent as war It is a collection of poet [...]

    4. Curious little quirk of a book Ostensibly it s a chronicle of the author s trip to Sudan to learn about sleeping sickness and spread the word to the greater world , but the result is, as the foreword indicates, a kind of diary that constantly moves between fact and fiction 7 Many of the photographs are of those suffering from sleeping sickness, and there s some straightforward factual information at the end, but much of the book is a hazy wander through Sudanese villages, a steeping in communit [...]

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