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For Wild Especially, More Sudanese stuff. by tucsonmike on 17 August 2007 3:24pm
 
I received a call yesterday from a young Sudanese man who was referred to me. He and two friends are writing a book about their experiences and they asked for my help.

It will be tough. Three young men from San Diego have already done it. The book is called "They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky."

I may have another angle on it though. There is a Sudanese girl working part time as a bagger in our local Fry's Supermarket, while she attends college. Maybe, I can get her interested. The women are not discussed as much.

I meet with them a week from Sunday. Maybe I will have something clever to help them with.
 
Re: For Wild Especially, More Sudanese stuff. by Wild in Africa on 17 August 2007 3:54pm
 
Thanks Mike for keeping me up to date on that. I'm still keeping in touch with all things Sudanese although my present job is seeing me more involved in Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Rwanda.
Have you seen the recent news of Luol Deng's move back to the UK and his attempt to reinvigorate British basketball?
 
Re: For Wild Especially, More Sudanese stuff. by tucsonmike on 17 August 2007 9:05pm
 
I had not heard about Luol Deng moving back to the UK. I wish him luck with British basketball.
 
Re: For Wild Especially, More Sudanese stuff. by tucsonmike on 20 August 2007 1:55am
 
Well I am arranging my meeting with them and My friend Anastase is coming with me. It turns out, he is planning to write a book only his would be in French. I said I would help him.

Today @ softball practice, Anastase loaned me an issue from 110 Degrees a summer publication of the Daily Star for stories by youth. Click on the link to see the story written by his son about their escape.
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/110degrees/129766

Wild, tell us. How did you get into that kind of work with refugees?
 
Re: For Wild Especially, More Sudanese stuff. by Wild in Africa on 21 August 2007 11:47am
 
Mike
I'm not actually doing work with refugees. I have been working on international relief and development programmes for 27 years now. I started off as a VSO volunteer for two years in Papua New Guinea in 1980 and moved on from then with about 14 years living and working overseas (as well as New Guinea, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Albania) and lots also of what I am doing now; managing aid programmes from a UK base. Presently I am managing and developing rural development programme in East and Southern Africa, but I have done lots of emergency relief work in the field as well in war zones, after earthquakes etc.
 
Re: For Wild Especially, More Sudanese stuff. by tucsonmike on 21 August 2007 3:20pm
 
Thank you for answering that. I am always curious to see how folks end up doing something.

I am about to start work. Anastase will wake me up by calling out "Reveille!" Oh thank goodness for coffee...
 
Re: For Wild Especially, More Sudanese stuff. by tucsonmike on 27 August 2007 2:01am
 
Well, we had our meeting today. I met two of the Sudanese last year when they came to my Toastmasters club.

I explained how two books have already written about the Lost Boys in the United States, but after I listened to them, I realized their idea is novel. Not just telling the story of their escape and the camps, but a moral tale for those who are well off and how adversity can be turned into success. My friend Anastase is writing his book with the same idea.
Therefore, now my fingers smell of injera and Ethiopian spices. Yerbie likes the spices.
 



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