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How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child: 04/16/18
How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana and Abigail Pesta is a memoir about life in the Democratic Republic of Congo, life in a refugee camp, and life as a refugee in America.
The book opens with Sandra at age ten expecting to be shot. It then goes back to earlier memories of life before the rebels took over. Life wasn't perfect but everyone was comfortable and the neighborhood looked after everyone. These chapters help to put everything else into perspective.
This is one of those books that should be read and is hard to explain without giving a full biography of the author. Things aren't glossed over, nor, though, are the horrific ones lingered over.