1. Persepolis – great graphic novel about the Iran cultural revolution
2. A Bed of Red Flowers – great for understanding a bit of the Afghanistan history
3. Tears of the Dessert – very moving story about a young doctor in Dafur
4. War Child – this book got me hooked on reading biographies about Sudanese
5. Twenty Letters to a Friend – this is Stalin’s daughter’s autobiography, and my next read. I can’t wait!