Monday, July 14, 2008

International Response to Darfur Genocide

The Online NewsHour from PBS reported on July 14 that the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague charged the Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir with "genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur" (Sudanese President Charged with Genocide in Darfur). In an effort to eliminate native African tribes opposing his government, al-Bashir is accused of leading the movement to exterminate over 300,000 people and displacing 2.5 million from their homes. The announcement by the ICC is seen as an independent effort to quell the violence and bring world support to find solutions to the Sudanese conflict.

Review selected library titles related to the genocide in Sudan available now at LSC-CyFair Branch Library. Click the title of a book, select the "Request" button in the listing, and enter your library card number and PIN for each title you want to reserve for pick up at the library. Call the library at 281-290-3218 to check your PIN if you do not remember it. Use these subject words to find more in the library catalog:

  • history Darfur
  • genocide Sudan
  • ethnic conflict Sudan
  • atrocities Sudan
  • politics Darfur
  • humanitarian assistance Sudan

The Translator book cover The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur by Daoud Hari, as told to Dennis Michael Burke and Megan M. Mckenna - Random House, 2008
call number: B Hari

Darfur book coverDarfur: The Ambiguous Genocide by Gérard Prunier - Cornell University Press, 2007
call number: 962.704 Pru

The Devil Came on Horseback book coverThe Devil Came on Horseback: Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur by Brian Steidle - Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2007
format: OverDrive eAudio Book available for download at (See also the title DVD at end of list.)

Darfur Diaries book coverDarfur Diaries: Stories of Survival by Jen Marlowe with Aisha Bain and Adam Shapiro - Nation Books: Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2006
call number: 962.704 Mar

Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond by Don Cheadle & John Prendergast - Hyperion, 2007
call number: 962.704 Che

The Devil Came on Horseback [videorecording] produced by Docurama: distributed by New Video Group, 2007
call number: DVD nonfiction 962.704 Dev (See also the book title near top of list.)

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