Book Favorites



Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World by Samantha Power

I’m part way through and finding it hard to lay down. Unique insights into the UN along with a powerful example of how to respond in crisis situations.


Left To Tell: Inspiring Autobiography of Immaculée Ilibagiza with Steve Erwin

Incredible story of courage, resilience, and forgiveness as you discover what it was like to grow up in Rwanda, tragically loose your family, yet not be consumed by bitterness. Don’t start reading at 10pm unless you want to be up most of the night.


The Translator – A Tribesman’s Memoir of Darfur by Daoud Hari

This book gives a great feel for life in Darfur before and during the genocide.  Simply written but very inviting and compelling. Hard to put down whether you’re in high school or 100!  (I saw it in Target last week.)

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  2 Responses to “Book Favorites”

  1. Dear Carl,

    I met you in Buffalo, New York, at the Anne Frank Project at Buff State. At that time I told you I was writing a novel that included characters who were Rwandan refugees in Buffalo, N.Y.  You gave me a copy of your book and asked to read mine when it was complete.  I would appreciate that very much because I want to be as accurate as possible about the genocide and about the culture of the people. Would you still like to read it?  If so, where may I email my novel – "The Shrouded Drum "- to you? – Peace, Mary Weisenburger

  2. Hi Mary,

    Great to hear from you and yes, I am still very interested in reading your book.  Please email it to contactwoms@(at)  Very much looking forward to reading it!  Carl

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