Halima Bashir

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Bashir meeting President George Bush in 2008.

Halima Bashir is the author of Tears of the Desert, a memoir about women's experiences with genocide and war in Darfur.[1] [2][3] The memoir was co-authored with journalist Damien Lewis.

In 2010, Bashir was awarded the Anna Politkovskaya Award for speaking out about the Janjaweed militia's violent attacks on school girls in Darfur.[4] However her courageous work to draw attention to this matter put her in danger.


  1. ^ Darfur Women Scarred By Fighting : NPR
  2. ^ Woolf, Marie (December 10, 2006). "The rape of Darfur: a crime that is shaming the world - Africa, World - The Independent". The Independent (London). 
  3. ^ Fernando, Shehani (July 22, 2008). "Sudan (News),World news,Books,Darfur,Africa (News)". The Guardian (London). 
  4. ^ "Halima Bashir Wins 2010 Anna Politkovskaya Award". Nobel Women's Initiative. Retrieved April 11, 2012.