Dedicated to the People of Darfur

Writings on Fear, Risk, and Hope

by Luke Reynolds, Jennifer Reynolds, George Saunders, Kim Edwards, John Bensko, Sarah Stone, Jim Shephard, Steve Almond, Beth Alvardo, Jane Armstrong, Jimmy Baca, Sherwin Bitsui, Robert Boswell, Paula Buck, Lindsey Collen, Ann Cummins, Gail Dines, Judy Doenges, Michael Dunn, John Dufresne, Andrew Greig, Tom Grimes, JC Hallman, Ron Hansen, Robert Jensen, Nancy Johnson, Kristen Keckler, Betsy Lerner, EJ Levy, Philip Lopate, Frank McCourt, James McPherson, Lynn Phillips, John Prendergast, John Robinson, Jane Smiley, Debra Spark, Peter Turchi, Ishmael Beah, Lynne Kelly, Ann Hood, Uzodinma Iweala, Nadine Gordimer, Linda Hogan, Bill Roorbach, Christopher Doyle, Howard Zinn, Robert Pinsky,

Life's changes. They happen every day. Some large, some small. A few are very personal. Others impact the world. Dedicated to the People of Darfur: Writings on Fear, Risk, and Hope includes original and inspiring essays that celebrate the glories gained from taking risks, breaking down barriers, and overcoming any obstacles.

Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, a gallery of O.Henry award recipients, and many best-selling authors come together to share personal and compelling challenges and experiences. From contemplations on past drug use to reflections on gun control, social justice, passion and its sacrifices, and adventures such as skydiving, mountain climbing, and golfing, the topics vary greatly. This kaleidoscopic anthology is a commentary on the lives of prominent literary artists and ordinary citizens who have made simple, yet powerful choices that provoked change in one's self and for humanityùmuch the same way that Luke and Jennifer Reynolds do by building this invaluable collection for readers and the world of human rights.

Not too long ago, as struggling graduate students, Luke and Jennifer Reynolds conceived this uniquely themed volume as a way to raise funds to support ending the genocide in Darfur. Some people carry signs, others make speeches, many take action. What is most special about this book is that it extends beyond words and ideas, into a tangible effort to effect change. To this end, all royalties from the sales of Dedicated to the People of Darfur:Writings on Fear, Risk, and Hope will benefit The Save Darfur Coalition, an organization that seeks to end the genocide in Darfur, Sudan.

  • Rutgers University Press; September 2009
  • ISBN: 9780813548340
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  • Title: Dedicated to the People of Darfur
  • Author: Luke Reynolds (ed.); Jennifer Reynolds (ed.); George Saunders (other); Kim Edwards (contrib.); John Bensko (contrib.); Sarah Stone (contrib.); Jim Shephard (contrib.); Steve Almond (contrib.); Beth Alvardo (contrib.); Jane Armstrong (contrib.); Jimmy Baca (contrib.); Sherwin Bitsui (contrib.); Robert Boswell (contrib.); Paula Buck (contrib.); Lindsey Collen (contrib.); Ann Cummins (contrib.); Gail Dines (contrib.); Judy Doenges (contrib.); Michael Dunn (contrib.); John Dufresne (contrib.); Andrew Greig (contrib.); Tom Grimes (contrib.); JC Hallman (contrib.); Ron Hansen (contrib.); Robert Jensen (contrib.); Nancy Johnson (contrib.); Kristen Keckler (contrib.); Betsy Lerner (contrib.); EJ Levy (contrib.); Philip Lopate (contrib.); Frank McCourt (contrib.); James McPherson (contrib.); Lynn Phillips (contrib.); John Prendergast (contrib.); John Robinson (contrib.); Jane Smiley (contrib.); Debra Spark (contrib.); Peter Turchi (contrib.); Ishmael Beah (contrib.); Lynne Kelly (contrib.); Ann Hood (contrib.); Uzodinma Iweala (contrib.); Nadine Gordimer (contrib.); Linda Hogan (contrib.); Bill Roorbach (contrib.); Christopher Doyle (contrib.); Howard Zinn (contrib.); Robert Pinsky (contrib.); Craig Walzer (contrib.)
  • Imprint: Rutgers University Press

About The Author

Luke and Jennifer Reynolds are both passionate about human rights causes and literature. Currently they live in Marlborough, Massachusetts, with their son, Tyler. Luke is a teacher and writer and Jennifer is a freelance writer and full-time mother.