Ajak's Song

Kenneth Waxman


Ajak's Song

Ajak's Song

  • Title: Ajak's Song
  • Author: Kenneth Waxman
  • ISBN: 9781457524752
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback



South Sudan has emerged from eons of oppression and exploitation to become the world s newest nation South Sudan has many treasures it is a land of immense natural riches and amazing cultural diversity The South Sudanese have proven to have incredible strength and resilience But South Sudan has the world s highest rates of tropical diseases, maternal and fetal deaths,South Sudan has emerged from eons of oppression and exploitation to become the world s newest nation South Sudan has many treasures it is a land of immense natural riches and amazing cultural diversity The South Sudanese have proven to have incredible strength and resilience But South Sudan has the world s highest rates of tropical diseases, maternal and fetal deaths, and untreated injuries It is a country virtually without modern medical care Dr Ken Waxman is an American surgeon In 2010 he joined Doctors without Borders and traveled to a South Sudanese village near the Northern border to help develop a surgical facility, in anticipation of the increasing violence that was certain to ensue as South Sudan voted for independence Ajak s Song is the story of that journey Why should you read Ajak s Song Here are some compelling reasons Dr Waxman invites you on his journey into the heart of sub Saharan Africa Share his awe in experiencing a land that is at once terribly hostile and ineffably beautiful Join Dr Waxman as he struggles to provide medical and surgical care across great cultural divides Meet inspiring South Sudanese, such as Awok, a woman with a tumor, Mou and Ajak, two children who fight to avoid amputations from terrible leg injuries, and Malueth Angui, a young Dinka who serves as Dr Waxman s assistant Share Dr Waxman s anguish as he witnesses the human tragedy of some of the terrible diseases of South Sudan, and the suffering they cause Join in an effort to help South Sudan improve medical care With each purchase of Ajak s Song, you will support an organization with a mission to educate young South Sudanese physicians, the future leaders for South Sudan s healthcare revolution Proceeds from sales of Ajak s Song will be donated to the nonprofit organization Future Doctors for South Sudan futuredoctors.


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Kenneth Waxman, MD'75AuthorFrom the author: "Ajak's Song takes us on a journey into the heart of South Sudan, a journey which is moving and inspirational. The author, a surgeon, volunteers with Doctors Without Borders, and is assigned a mission to build a surgical hospital in a Dinka village, near the North-South border. Along with the author, we readers are transported to an amazingly exotic land, and share Dr. Waxman's experiences in attempting to provide medical and surgical care across a gre [...]

Dr. Waxman's incredible journey to South Sudan allows us a rare glimpse into the soul of an accomplished surgeon striving to do his best in an austere environment. The true strength of this book is Waxman's ability to share his innermost feelings with his readers, giving us an incredibly honest portrayal of life in an MSF (Doctors Without Borders) camp. The narrative style of the book made me feel as though I was right there, experiencing some of the triumphs, trials and tragedies with Dr. Waxma [...]

Dr. Waxman's incredible journey to South Sudan allows us a rare glimpse into the soul of an accomplished surgeon striving to do his best in an austere environment. The true strength of this book is Waxman's ability to share his innermost feelings with his readers, giving us an incredibly honest portrayal of life in an MSF (Doctors Without Borders) camp. The narrative style of the book made me feel as though I was right there, experiencing some of the triumphs, trials and tragedies with Dr. Waxma [...]

Dr Waxman is not a professional writer, he is a surgeon with a obvious passion for his work. He brings us on a journey through South Sudan as he volunteers with Doctors without Borders. We get only a glimpse of a country torn apart, but we see details of the struggles that people of South Sudan experience because of the lack of basic healthcare. After reading this I will not complain about Kaiser any more. I judge many books on the characters in them and I found myself at times wondering when I [...]

From start to finish, it truly felt like I was sitting in a room with Dr. Waxman and listening to him talk so very openly about his experiences in Gogrial, the people he encountered and developed connections with, and what his time there meant to him as well as to the so very many lives he touched. After reading this book, I find myself with an even stronger understanding and appreciation of what Future Doctors for South Sudan (FDSS) means to Dr. Waxman, to people like Malueth, and to the people [...]


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