While the Sun Is Above Us

While the Sun Is Above Us

A Novel

Book - 2012
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While The Sun Is Above Us takes readers deep into the extraordinary world of Sudan through the intertwined narratives of two women. In the midst of a bloody civil war, Adut is brutally captured and held as a slave for eight years. Sandra, fleeing her life in Canada, travels to South Sudan as an aid worker but soon finds herself unwittingly embroiled in a violent local conflict. When chance brings Adut and Sandra together in a brief but profound moment, their lives change forever.

In captivating prose, Melanie Schnell offers imaginative insight into the lives of innocents in a land at war, rendering horrific experiences with exquisite clarity. While The Sun Is Above Us explores the immense power of the imagination, the human desire for connection, and the endurance of hope.

Publisher: Calgary : Freehand Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9781554810611
Characteristics: 239 p. :,map ;,23 cm.


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Jul 27, 2014

Tells the fictional story of two women, both who have been kidnapped in Sudan during a Civil War. One is a native woman from Sudan and the other is a Canadian aid worker. I thought this was well researched and an interesting read.

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