|Khaled Hosseini, the author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns was in Chad as a goodwill envoy for UNHCR.
Photo lifted from his website)
Here is a video diary of his trip. I'm very enthusiastic about this because judging from his books, particulary in A Thousand Splendid Suns, he is a special gift for depicting balance amidst doom and gloom. In the video clip he speaks about the resolve of people "particularly women" who became strong advocates of womens plight in Chad and Darfur. This is huge because normally we are bombarded by stories and images of victims as helpless beings desperately awaiting the help of others. I wondered before "Imagine where the world would be if our leaders and aid workers have such balanced view???" I'm wondering again, just imagine.
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