The End of Where We Begin: A Refugee Story (Paperback)

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The End of Where We Begin: A Refugee Story (Paperback)


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Winning the 2021 Moore Prize for writing that promotes the values consistent with the advancement of human rights and dignity, an account of the true stories of three refugees fleeing the civil war in South Sudan

'A beautiful, moving and important book' - Simon Reeve, author, One Day in September

Veronica is a teenager when civil war erupts in South Sudan, the world's youngest country. Lonely and friendless after the death of her father, she finds solace in her first boyfriend, and together they flee across the city when fighting breaks out. On the same night Daniel, the son of a colonel, also makes his escape, but finds himself stranded beside the River Nile, alone and vulnerable. Lilian is a young mother who runs for her life holding the hand of her little boy, Harmony - until a bomb attack wrenches them apart and she is forced to trek on alone.

After epic journeys of endurance, these three young people's lives cross in Bidi Bidi in Uganda - the world's largest refugee camp. There they meet James, a counselor who helps them find light and hope in the darkest of places. In a gripping true-life narrative, Rosalind Russell tells their stories with uplifting empathy and tenderness.
Rosalind Russell is a journalist and editor with two decades of international experience. She has worked as a foreign correspondent for Reuters and The Independent in East Africa, the Middle East and Asia, reporting on the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq and Myanmar's Saffron Revolution. Her first book, Burma's Spring, was described byAsian Affairsas 'reportage at its best' and reached number one in the UK Kindle non-fiction bestseller list. She lives in London with her husband and two daughters and currently works for the Evening Standard.
Product Details ISBN: 9781785633713
ISBN-10: 1785633716
Publisher: Eye Books
Publication Date: October 12th, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English
"A harrowing, intimate examination of civil war’s toll." —Kirkus Reviews

"A beautiful, moving and important book about survival and the power of the human spirit." —Simon Reeve, author, One Day in September

"Insightful and deeply humane." —Michela Wrong, author, Do Not Disturb

"A powerful and authentic account." —Luka Biong Deng Kuol, editor of The Struggle for South Sudan