Friday, February 9, 2007

Media Alert from Women for Women Intl

Visit to hear Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker read her introduction from The Other Side of War: Women's Stories of Survival and Hope written by Zainab Salbi, Founder and President of Women for Women International, and edited by Laurie Becklund.,3032542&pg=1

Her reading is accompanied by a slideshow of photos from the book taken by award-winning photographers Susan Meiseles, Sylvia Plachy and Lekha Singh.

Pick up this week's Newsweek magazine to read more about The Other Side of War: Women's Stories of Survival and Hope.

From the Publisher

"Zainab Salbi's media profile soared with her first book, Between Two Worlds, a memoir of growing up in Saddam Hussein's inner circle. She has been a guest on "Oprah," has been interviewed by Katie Couric, Al Franken, and George Stephanopoulos, and has been profiled in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and People magazine. Her foundation, Women for Women International, plays a vital role in helping to heal war-torn nations including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Rwanda, Congo, Sudan, and Colombia.

With stunning images by award-winning photographers Susan Meiselas, Lekha Singh, and Sylvia Plachy, Salbi presents a riveting collection of letters and first-person narratives by amazing women who survived war's devastation and now must find the strength to rebuild families and communities. Throbbing with pain and loss yet glowing with courage and hope, The Other Side of War explores six regions where Women for Women has helped survivors of the world's most tumultuous countries learn new skills, open small businesses and forge bonds with sponsors.

Overviews by the author explain how each nation's history led to violent conflict; then, with searing eloquence, the women tell their stories-of horror, cruelty, and suffering but also of profound inspiration as they work toward renewal and toward the day their fierce determination is rewarded with productivity, prosperity, and lasting joy. "

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