CBL undergraduate students in two CBL classes in the Department of Rhetoric and Composition - a Writing for Publication class
and a Research Writing class - interviewed Sudanese refugees living in
Egypt, compiled their oral narratives, and published them as a
collection called "Voices in Refuge" by AUC Press.
"Voices in Refuge reflects the voices of individuals bound together by dislocation, nationality, and history. It presents
stories, relayed by Sudanese refugees to a group of students at the
American University in Cairo, that go beyond the image of refugees as
victims, and deals with issues as varied as the government, non-state
actors, civil society, marriage, religious strife, and family values.
Through the perspectives of the young and old, the male and female, the
Muslim and Christian, and the mother and father, the stories transcend
the horrors of genocide to demonstrate a more shared human experience –
an experience, we hope, will counter the apathy with which Sudan's
trauma has been treated."