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Overcoming Speechlessness

(2010)
A non fiction book by

 
 
'There is only one daughter, one father, one mother, one son, one aunt or uncle, one dog . . . or goat in the Universe, after all: the one right in front of you.' - From Overcoming Speechlessness

In 2006 Alice Walker, working with Women for Women International, visited Rwanda and the eastern Congo to witness the aftermath of the genocide in Kigali. Invited by Code Pink, an antiwar group working to end the Iraq War, Walker traveled to Palestine/Israel three years later to view the devastation on the Gaza Strip. Here is her testimony.

Bearing witness to the depravity and cruelty, she presents the stories of the individuals who crossed her path and shared their tales of suffering and courage. Part of what has happened to human beings over the last century, she believes, is that we have been rendered speechless by unusually barbaric behavior that devalues human life. We have no words to describe what we witness. Self-imposed silence has slowed our response to the plight of those who most need us, often women and children, but also men of conscience who resist evil but are outnumbered by those around them who have fallen victim to a belief in weapons, male or ethnic dominance, and greed.



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Paperback Editions

April 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Overcoming Speechlessness: A Poet Encounters the Horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and Palestine/Israel
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 1-58322-917-5 / 978-1-58322-917-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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Kindle Editions

January 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Overcoming Speechlessness: A Poet Encounters the Horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and Palestine/Israel
Author(s): Alice Walker
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU