Pray God and Keep Walking: Stories of Women Refugees

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McFarland & Company, 1996 - Social Science - 160 pages
Women and children account for over 75 percent of the worldwide refugee population of approximately 18,000,000 and a similar percentage of persons displaced within their own countries. Torn from their homelands by violence, their material possessions lost, and the very fabric of the family often destroyed, women refugees are faced with the task of putting their lives, and often those of their children or families, back together in a refugee camp or in a culture that is foreign to them. In this work refugees from Cambodia, Bosnia, Ethiopia, Haiti, Afghanistan, Germany, El Salvador, Somalia, Hungary, Vietnam, Cuba, Argentina and Laos tell of the harrowing experiences they faced and their struggle to rebuild their lives. These poignant stories are powerful reminders of the importance of individual histories in understanding global problems.

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