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Title:
Kakuma, Turkana : dueling struggles : Africa's forgotten peoples
Author:
Yang, Daniel Cheng, 1983-
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Publication Information:
Saint Paul, Minn. : Pangaea, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
76 unnumbered pages : illustrations, maps ; 32 cm
Summary:
Documents the way of life of the indigenous Turkana of Kenya, an ancient pastoralist people, and the over 81,000 refugees of civil war in East Africa who have fled to Kakuma Refugee Camp on Turkana land since 1992. Includes a foreword by the Dalai Lama.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781929165506

9781929165513
Format :
Book

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Central Library DT157.672 .Y36 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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One of the oldest civilizations on Earth, the indigenous peoples of Turkana have lived isolated in Kenya's remote northwest for centuries. Existing in the tormented, war-torn heart of the continent, their way of life is now threatened by the added pressure of Kakuma Refugee Camp. Families from East Africa fleeing violence in their homelands--mostly from south Sudan--have sought sanctuary here. Daniel, the 18-year-old author/photographer, conveys the harsh reality of refugee life in his imagery with passion, dedication and compassion--the plight of the over 40 million refugees in the world today--and the conflict between ancient and contemporary civilizations.


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