While The Sun Is Above Us takes readers deep into the extraordinary world of Sudan through the intertwined narratives of two women. In the midst of a bloody civil war, Adut is brutally captured and held as a slave for eight years. Sandra, fleeing her life in Canada, travels to South Sudan as an aid worker but soon finds herself unwittingly embroiled in a violent local conflict. When chance brings Adut and Sandra together in a brief but profound moment, their lives change forever.
Beautifully written, a masterpiece tale of 2 women, one from Canada and one from Sudan, a Dinka, and their struggle for freedom.
I corresponded with the author to thank her for the courage and honesty in writing this piece of fiction and also to let her know that while I was engrossed with the story I was having a hard time reading it. It leaves you open, raw, needing to pause and to breathe in some air and to seek some comfort from comfortable things before journeying back to its pages. She wrote back telling me it took her 10 years to complete this novel because many times she needed to break for long periods of time before she could once again set pen to the pages that needed to be written.