Remembering lost ones through books on International Day of the Disappeared

International Day of the Disappeared is held annually on the 30th August and gives the chance for us to recognise the numbers of people missing through conflict, disaster and migration and to show solidarity to their loved ones. Around 718 missing people have been found with the help of the British Red Cross in the last three years alone. Here are some harrowing books remembering people near and far in war zones.

πŸ“š Twenty Days on the Hunt for a Missing Person in the Middle East by Daniel Levin

πŸ“š Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe

πŸ“š If You Were There: Missing People and the Marks They Leave Behind by Francisco Garcia

πŸ“š Dossier Secreto: Argentina’s Desaparecidos And The Myth Of The “Dirty War” by Martin Edwin Andersen

πŸ“š A Massacre in Mexico: The True Story Behind the Missing Forty-Three Students by Anabel HernΓ‘ndez. Translated by John Washington

πŸ“š History of a Disappearance: The Story of a Forgotten Polish Town by Filip Springer

πŸ“š The Teeth May Smile But the Heart Does Not Forget: Murder and Memory in Uganda by Andrew Rice

πŸ“š A Disappearance in Damascus: A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War by Deborah Campbell

Check out books for World Day for International Justice and International Refugee Day.

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Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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