How Dare The Sun Rise: Memoirs Of A War Child by Sandra UwiringiyimanaHow Dare The Sun Rise: Memoirs Of A War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana

How Dare The Sun Rise: Memoirs Of A War Child

bySandra Uwiringiyimana, Abigail Pesta

Hardcover | May 16, 2017

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This profoundly moving memoir is the remarkable and inspiring true story of Sandra Uwiringiyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, immigrated to America, and overcame her trauma through art and activism.

Sandra was just ten years old when she found herself with a gun pointed at her head. She had watched as rebels gunned down her mother and six-year-old sister in a refugee camp. Remarkably, the rebel didn’t pull the trigger, and Sandra escaped.

Thus began a new life for her and her surviving family members. With no home and no money, they struggled to stay alive. Eventually, through a United Nations refugee program, they moved to America, only to face yet another ethnic disconnect. Sandra may have crossed an ocean, but there was now a much wider divide she had to overcome. And it started with middle school in New York.

In this memoir, Sandra tells the story of her survival, of finding her place in a new country, of her hope for the future, and how she found a way to give voice to her people.

Title:How Dare The Sun Rise: Memoirs Of A War ChildFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.01 inPublished:May 16, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062470140

ISBN - 13:9780062470140

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and inspiring! An incredibly moving memoir! The author, Sandra Uwiringiyimana writes about her survival of the Gatumba massacre, her eventual immigration to America, and her path to activism. I don't usually read memoirs, but I finished this in one day. The author writes about the good and the bad, which I loved because it broke down the stereotypes often associated with "Africa", stereotypes built by Westerners. This is great for readers who love memoirs and even readers who don't usually pick up non-fiction - the writing draws you in. Just like I AM MALALA, How Dare the Sun Rise is powerful and inspiring, a must read.
Date published: 2017-08-14

Editorial Reviews

“In a world on fire, Sandra’s story of survival delivers essential truths and a message of peace and unity that speaks to us all.”