Six Months in Sudan

Six Months in Sudan

A Young Doctor in A War-torn Village

eBook - 2011
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Dr. James Maskalyk returned last year from Sudan where he was the first official blogger for Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders. He wrote about his life on assignment in Abyei, a town near the Darfur region of Sudan, where he spent almost six months tending patients at great personal risk. In "Six Months in Sudan", Maskalyk weaves these daily journal entries into a moving and beautifully written memoir of his time with MSF. It is an extraordinary book which explains what it's like to try to keep disease, violence, terror and despair at bay while administering front-line care in one of the most dangerous and desperate places on earth.
Publisher: North Sydney :, Random House Australia,, 2011.
ISBN: 9781742745176
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Mar 01, 2014

This is a biographical book about the young doctor serving with the MSF organization in one of the very hard, very hot, desert places of Sudan..He worked in the Sudanese hosptial, and describes his experiences there..The situation is very precarious there, war-torn, with some refugess returning.. This book is helpful to understand the hardships of working in this place, with no X-rays, lack of many medical tests, lack of resources, etc.. Everyone does the best he/she can, including the logistics people, and other specialties that make the humanitarian work move along.. This author writes in his own original style.. He includes the blog he ran during the time he was there.. I recommend this book, if you want to understand the situation in Sudan and the work done by the humanitarian organizations, to understand the Sudanese people, etc.. Yet, be forewarned, I found that this writer is not always easy to read, nor understand.. He needs to grow and improve as a writer, to be better at description and telling stories, etc... This is his first book, and he obviously had put in much effort and deserves the grace....

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