Reading List


  • They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky by Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng, Benjamin Ajak and Judy Bernstein
  • Emma’s War by Deborah Scroggins
  • Lost Boys of Sudan by Mark Bixler
  • Not on Our Watch – The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond by Don Cheadle and John Prendergast
  • What is the What by Dave Eggers
  • God Grew Tired of Us – A Memoir by John Bul Dau
  • The Devil Came on Horseback – Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur by Brian Steidle and Gretchen Steidle Wallace
  • Acts of Faith (novel) by Philip Caputo
  • Conflict of Visions by Francis Deng
  • Escape from Slavery by Francis Bok with Edward Tivnan
  • The Dinka of Sudan by Jok Madut Jok
  • Slave: My True Story by Mende Nazer and Damien Lewis
  • The Root Causes of Sudan’s Civil Wars by Douglas H. Johnson
  • Tears of the Desert by Halima Bashir with Damien Lewis
  • The Translator by Daoud Hari
  • Every Day but not some – Glimpses into the everyday lives of Sudanese by Leoma Gilley
  • The Beauty and Courage of Sudan – Why a Dream of Peace is Possible – Mission Study by Linda Beher
  • War Child by Emmanuel Jal
  • Courageous Journey – Walking the Lost Boys’ Path From the Sudan to America by Ayuel Leek Deng, Beny Ngor Chol and Barbara Youree
  • Juba Arabic – English Dictionary by Ian Smith and Morris T. Ama
  • Saviors and Survivors – Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror by Mahmood Mamdani


Africa, Related To Africa, or Related to Working in a Developing Country

  • Half the Sky – Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
  • Child Soldiers by P.W. Singer
  • The Graves Are Not Yet Full: Race, Tribe, and Power in the Heart of Africa by Bill Berkeley
  • The White Man’s Burden – Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done so Much Ill and so Little Good by William Easterly
  • The End of Poverty – Economic Possibilities for our Time by Jeffrey Sachs
  • The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski
  • A Billion Bootstraps – Microcredit, Barefoot Banking, and the Business Solution for Ending Poverty by Phil Smith and Eric Thurman
  • The Trouble with Africa – Why Foreign Aid Isn’t Working by Robert Calderisi
  • Leaving Microsoft to Change the World by John Wood
  • Creating a World Without Poverty by Muhammad Yunus
  • An Imperfect Offering – Humanitarian Action for the Twenty-First Century by James Orbinski, MD
  • Africa – Altered States, Ordinary Miracles by Richard Dowden
  • Dead Aid – Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa by Dambisa Moyo
  • The Global Education Industry – Lessons from Private Education in Developing Countries by James Tooley



  • Brothers of Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan by Mary Williams
  • Can You Say Peace by Henry Holt
  • Somewhere Today by Shelly Moore Thomas
  • Peace by Todd Parr
  • The Sudan Project by Melissa Leembruggen



Compiled by Ken Henderlight, Susan Montgomery, and Anita Henderlight — November 2006 Updated January 2010 865-805-9848

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