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Maddie Issues in Africa

  1. 1. GenocideMadeline Ryan 10A World Literature/Composition 7 This image is used under a CC license from 556068@N06/3500010535/
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  13. 13. Works Cited • “About the Darfur Dream Team.” Darfur Dream Team - Sisters Schools Program. Enough, 2010. Web. 25 Oct. 2010. <>. The website of Darfur Dream Team provides information about a relief effort to help refugees from Darfur. This organization helps refugees by providing them with education. I evaluated this source by finding pages that link to this page. I discovered that other legitimate organizations that are centered towards helping refugees link to this page. Additionally, I investigated the organization Enough that is in partnership with the Darfur Dream Team organization. Through my research, I found that Enough is a real and ongoing project that is focused on ending genocide and other crimes. This information informed me of another organization that is trying to resolve the conflicts in Sudan. I now know that there is an organization focused on helping the victims of the conflicts in Sudan. • Buckley, Stephen. “Loss of Culturally Vital Cattle Leaves Dinka Tribe Adrift in Refugee Camps.” Washington Post. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2010. < srv/inatl/longterm/africanlives/sudan/sudan.htm>. The key information of this source describes the changes in the culture of the Dinka people. To evaluate this information, I compared it to the information I read in the book God Grew Tired of Us. I also compared it to outside online sources. This information helped me to answer the research question because it informed me about the affects of the civil war on the culture of the Dinka people. Also, it allowed me to gain further knowledge and facts about impact on the culture than the book provided. • Dau, John Bul. God Grew Tired of Us. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 2007. Print. This book is specifically a memoir because it covers the troublesome life of a Lost Boy of Sudan, written by himself, John Bul Dau. It basically tells the life story of a boy who was caught in the middle of the Sudanese civil war, and what happens as his life progresses and is introduced to the United States of America. I evaluated by researching the story of John Bul Dau, and not only is it obviously a true account, but a personal movie was made starring him and his life progressed. I can easily trust this memoir to give me the truthful facts. This book definitely enhanced my topic because not only is my group basing our project from this memoir, but this is a first person account of a survivor who has witnessed this civil war, and reading about his adventures has put me in his shoes during his time in Africa. • Deng, Simon. “Genocide in the First Person: An Interview with Simon Deng.” Interview by Jonathan Gelbart. N.p., 8 Apr. 2008. Web. 27 Oct. 2010. < Articles/genocide-in-the-first-person-an-interview-with-simon-deng.html>. This source is strictly an interview, to gain information from a native Sudanese man, Simon Deng. The interviewer asked specific questions that directly to the central problem of Sudan’s civil war, especially with genocide. As this was a simple website, I searched the company that posted all of this Sudan information, and they are actually a well known group that is commonly used in Sudan. Additionally, I searched key sentences that could have been easily copyrighted from another source, and nothing suspicious appeared. By obtaining this source, I gained first-person information other than from my original memoir, John Bul Dau, that gave me different information that benefitted me in the same way. I gained more specific information from this source, and it helped me understand concepts, like the religious controversies, that I would not have gotten from any other source. • “Fact Sheet: United States Leading the Global Response to Crisis in Darfur.” SIRS Government Reporter. N.p., 19 Feb. 2008. Web. 26 Oct. 2010. < 8914&artno=0000273823&type=ART&shfilter=U&key=unamid&title=Fact%20Sheet%3A%20United%20States%20Leading%20the%20Global%20Response%20to%20Crisis%2E%2E%2E&res=Y&ren=Y&gov=Y&lnk=Y&ic=N>. This source describes the efforts that the United States has made towards ending the conflicts in Sudan. To evaluate this source, I checked to see that all of the sites that link to this page are authentic. When I checked, I discovered that many educational and governmental sites link to this page. Part of my research question is how the issues in Sudan can be resolved. This source shows that the United States is a major contributor to the resolution of the conflicts in Sudan. Additionally, this source describes what actions have been taken by the United States to resolve the conflicts in Sudan. • Inbar, Michael. “George Clooney: We Can Stop Civil War in Sudan.” Today Show. Msnbc, 2010. Web. 25 Oct. 2010. <>. This article from Msnbc is written by Michael Inbar. Inbar describes George Clooney, an actor, and his involvement in the resolution of civil war in Sudan. To make sure that this article is a good source of information, I evaluated the author of the article. When I researched about Michael Inbar, I discovered that Inbar has written numerous articles for Msnbc with prestigious news reporters, such as Meredith Vieira. This source provided me with more information on what actions individuals are making to do help resolve the conflicts in Sudan. This source also gave me another insight on the current conflicts in Sudan. • Segell, Glen. “The United Nations Africa Union Mission in Darfur.” Strategic Insights VII.1: n. pag. Web. 25 Oct. 2010. <>. This article is about what an organization called UNAMID is doing to help Sudan. I evaluated this source by checking the credentials of the author. I discovered that the author works with the London Security Policy Study. The information in this article enhances my knowledge of one of the largest organizations that is involved in the conflicts of Sudan. I now know more about what actions UNAMID is taking to help Sudan. • “Sudan.” Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library. Ed. Kelly Rudd, Richard Hanes, and Sarah Hermson. Vol. 4. Detroit: UXL, 2007. 115-125. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 27 Oct. 2010.< n=1.0>. Some key information that I learned was that Sudan circles around its agriculture. Agriculture is very important to the economy of Sudan. I could not find the authors name so I researched the information on other websites. Every website I evaluated said that Sudan’s economy really relies on its agriculture. This information helped me understand how much this country relies on agriculture. If there were something that was to happen to the agriculture, the people of Sudan would have a hard time surviving. • “This UN Force Won’t End the Tragedy of Darfur.” Editorial. Independent 12 Dec. 2007: 28. Global Issues in Context. Web. 25 Oct. 2010. < Documents&idigest=b527955b5caccdb4b4a2d40e86fe061a&type=retrieve&tabID=T006&prodId=GIC&docId=CJ172396187&source=gale&userGroupName=cant48040&version=1.0>. This article discusses the setbacks of the UN while they were in Sudan trying to help. By checking out the actual source of this article, a newspaper, I evaluated the article. I found out that the newspaper is a real and prominent newspaper. This article adds to my information on the UN and their actions to try to resolve the conflicts in Sudan. Through this article, I have another viewpoint on how successful the UN is in Sudan. • “Time is Running Out .” Amnesty International USA. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2010. <>. A key piece of information I gained from this source is the treatment of women as the Sudanese civil war and genocide issue progress. To evaluate this information, I did as I normally do and confirmed it with outside sources. I used many of my Information Literacy Module skills. The information found on this webpage improved my knowledge on the mistreatment of women. It allowed me to see what the women are facing during their struggle with genocide This image is used under a CC license from