Emma's War is a story of blind love in a tragic place.
I'd call it a must-read for anyone interested in the region, and anyone struggling to understand the conflicts of interest between humanitarian aid and armed conflict.
It gives a lot of very helpful historical background as well as captivating stories.
I stumbled across this at the Nairobi airport after doing some relief work. The premise is quite disturbing - a relief worker marrying a warlord - and I figured it would be a good... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michelle J.
I work in international development, and this book is basically a handbook of how not to behave while working abroad in an aid or NGO environment. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Abigail
Extremely well written with a fully developed and accurate background of life in South Sudan. Tenants that still apply today in the struggling new nation.Published 11 months ago by Baca 1997
I enjoyed Emma's War, mainly because I work in South Sudan and this book gave me some context. I wish Ms Scroggins could have discussed more about the minor tribes in the country,... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Willard
Well written, giving the reader a very in-depth view of the tradjedy in the Sudan and how this young idealistic woman became involved.Published 17 months ago by annemarie malcolm
I wanted to read about Emma, not her war. I guess I should have bought the book titled "Emma." My bad. When the book talked about Emma, I was engrossed. Otherwise, not so much.Published 18 months ago by Free Spirit
Good writing...almost done with this, appreciate the attention paid to the nuances of what's going on in Sudan. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Lori D. - PPR Giveaways and Freebies
Not much was to like about Emma. She seemed self-centred and wrapped up in her own world of miniature power wielding .The end was tragic . Read morePublished 24 months ago by Christian H. Gortz
My friend Roge asked me to get this book for him. We could not find it at the local libraies. I decided to buy it for him because a friend of his enjoyed it so much that she... Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by Deirdre Jones