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Voices of Sudan

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100% of author profits go to wells, medicine and food!!! The country of Sudan is steeped in a dark history of religious persecution and genocide, bathed in constant chaos and turmoil, and touched with ongoing conflict. This photographic portrait of Sudan poignantly reveals the nations struggle to survive.

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Overview

100% of author profits go to wells, medicine and food!!! The country of Sudan is steeped in a dark history of religious persecution and genocide, bathed in constant chaos and turmoil, and touched with ongoing conflict. This photographic portrait of Sudan poignantly reveals the nations struggle to survive.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601940100
  • Publisher: Advantage Media Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Pages: 105
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author

David Johnson is the co-founder and CTO of Nitobi, an Ajax component vendor and consulting firm. He has over eight years experience with Ajax related technologies such as XML, XSL and XMLHttpRequest, and has written articles for journals, magazines, conference papers, and for web publications such as JavaWorld.com and XML.com Andre Charland, co-founder, president and CEO of Nitobi, has been involved in Internet software development for the past eight years and has successfully executed over 100 development projects. He often speaks on Ajax and web usability, and maintains his own blog, captainajax.com. Alexei White is a Product Manager for Nitobi' s suite of enterprise Ajax user interface components and has consulted with Fortune 500 companies implementing Ajax Solutions. He has written on Ajax development for Developer.com, Network World, and IT Solutions Journal, and has been quoted on CNN.com, Wired Magazine, and in eWeek on topics in Ajax development. Alexei is also the co-founder and developer of SayZu, an Ajax-powered polling and focus grouping service.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2008

    Amazing Depiction

    An amazing photographer captures images never seen before in the depths of the Sudan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2008

    excellent

    David has a great photographic eye and has beautifully captured the people of Darfur. This book provides a concise, but powerful overview of the events that have transpired in the last few decades. It was a great tool to share with my 3rd grade students as we studied the genocide that is taking place.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2008

    Intimate Portrayal

    Voices of Sudan is a book that, literally, 'puts a name with a face', and gives an intimate portrayal of the real lives that are affected by the discord in Sudan. It takes what most of us hear as a 30 second sound bite on the news and helps us understand that peoples' lives are being destroyed by the events in that part of the world. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

    A reviewer

    This book is so touching and heartfelt. The title was actually a sad and scary call to action for me. Sudan has no voice if we are not listening. Listen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

    A reviewer

    David Johnson gives necessary background information about the unimaginable situation in Darfur, Sudan, and he reminds us, through his beautiful photographs, that these are real people who need our attention.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

    A reviewer

    David has a way of capturing images of the people from the Darfur region that are not only pleasing to the eye but tell a heart wrenching story. The book put 'arms and legs' around the crisis that exists in Africa. I highly recommend purchasing this book - it's a great cause.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

    A reviewer

    The author of this book does a wonderful job of capturing the plight of the persecuted and impoverished in Sudan while illuminating the hope that they have. He is a gifted photographer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

    A reviewer

    This book and its photographs touch your heart in a way that no journalistic story can. The photos are moving and make you feel you know the people of the Sudan and their trials. Highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

    A Picture Says a Thousand Words

    Like the old saying goes, 'A picture says a thousand words.' Voices of Sudan captures a world that most of us only hear about on the news. The pictures along with the text help tell the story of a forgotten people. It is moving and heartbreaking, but that's the purpose ... to remind us, if only through a camera's lense, that not all are as blessed as we Americans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

    Truely captures the problems in Sudan

    The title of this book sparked my curiosity so I picked it up to read in the bookstore. As I scanned the pictures and read the captions, my heart when out to those who are suffering in the Sudan. I felt like I understood their a little more about their trials from their perspective, their voice. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

    A Unique Tribute to the Human Spirit

    This book touched my heart and the photographs are just beautiful. I believe they capture the beauty, dignity and spirit of the people of Sudan and the goodness of the author and all the people trying to help in this unbearable and intolerable situation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

    Powerful photos!

    This book really touches the heart with its powerful photos and stories. It will help readers of all ages understand the human tragedy occurring in Darfur.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

    More than just news story

    The simplicity of Voices of Sudan speaks louder than words and truly moves you with the turn of of every page. David's account of the people of Sudan give people hope that this generation can and will make a difference.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2008

    Giving the persecuted Sudanese a voice!

    Using pictures, stories and relevant data about Sudan, Johnson's book powerfully describes the horrific plight of the Sudanese people. His commitment to doing what he can to help end the genocide in Sudan is evident throughout.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

    A reviewer

    You would be hard pressed to find somebody who has ever heard David speak and still is not doing anything to support his efforts or the efforts of others involved in the fight for Sudan. This book is a wonderful representation of the everyday lives of the Sudanese that we cannot possibly understand.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

    The pictures speak so you can't forget

    The bright crisp images are such a contrast to the stories that are revealed. I wanted to keep flipping the pages but at the same time I was hesitant because I was afraid of the sadness I would read on the next page. Yet there was hope because the book also lists many agenices that are helping in this dire situation. I bought several copies for my friends as gifts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

    A reviewer

    This is a must read book. The images in this book capture the stories of just a few people who are suffering from the plight of the genocide in S. Sudan. More importantly all proceeds from the book go to building wells and other programs to help the very people photographed in the book. Its a small price to pay to help our neighbors in Sudan. Pick this book up and tell your friends to do the same.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

    A reviewer

    David Johnson's book is extremely enlightening, educational, and moving. David has captured the suffering of the people in Dafur, but also captured the determination and joy that exists in Dafur. It is unbelievable that 100% of profits go to the people to help build wells and medical facilities -- truly an unselfish act on his part. This book challenges society to help eliminate the suffering of these people, but is done in a very gentle way through colorful and insightful photographs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2008

    A reviewer

    This is a book that requires few works, as the images speak volumns to you. The people and children's faces photographed clearly had met the author, as they seemed to be looking at a friend instead of a voyuer. The author stated that he didn't want to invade or profit from their misery, which most photojournalist today are not concerned with. It was clear to me that the author photographed and wrote this excellent book to bring assistance to the Sudan people, not to himself. Last, how often do you see a book that donates 100% of the profits to go to the people it documented! All the funds from this book are going directly to pay for wells for water. A true Christian act! Bravo!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2008

    Passionate! Captivating! Just, Outstanding!

    Voices of Sudan is a powerful tool capturing the strength and resilience of the Sudanese people, outlining the unsettling, yet very real facts of the violent war. The author's passion and heart for those affected by the genocide in Darfur along with his desire to educate is captivating and infectious. My heart was softened and forever changed by the sweet and innocent faces of the children, seeing courage and strength in the women who care for them. Each story told through the lenses of David's camera is an amazing gift that will not be forgotten.

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