Cry of the Giraffe
Labelled outcastes by their Ethiopian neighbours because of their Jewish faith 13 years old Wuditu and her family make the arduous trek on foot to Sudan in the hope of being transported to Jerusalem and its promise of a better life. Instead, they are herded into a squalid camp until the day soldiers round up Wuditu and scores of others, forcing them back to the Ethiopian border. Throughout her harrowing trek across the scorching sand, and the humiliation, fear and despair she later faces as a slave, Wuditu’s only hope is to be reunited with her family in Jerusalem. Based on real events, this story mirrors the experience of thousands of Ethiopian Jews who fled from hatred, persecution and brutality to new life in their spiritual homeland.
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