Not a lighthearted book, if that is what you are looking for. But an incredible story of survival, in northern Africa, and also in the US. I learned a great deal about the Sudanese civil war (which, formerly, I thought was mainly in Darfur) – some of the whys of the conflict are still a little hazy for me, but I have a much better grasp of it – and about refugee camps – how people can live decades in one, but they are always located where crops cannot be grown or animals raised. So dependence on foreign aid is inevitable.
I cried and it made me think, marks of a good book to me! Here is what New York Magazine thought of it.