Those recruited were often told they had been chosen to form a parachute unit. This was only half a lie. Indeed, the secrecy of the mission was so vital that the windows of the trains were blacked out so they didn’t know where they were going until they got there. They were, however, parachuting within 48 hours of arriving at the fort.
At To Move Mountains our goal is to bring strong education to the Nuba region of Sudan. After 30 years of dictatorship rule, the death of over 3 million citizens, and unstable living conditions, the Nuba people came to the conclusion that what their future was in need of most was education.
One of the best things is being able to be used as a vessel for something to be said. For writer’s that is the reality. We’ve flirted with Fiction in one way or another, and then she grasped us and said, “I have something to say through you.” And what do we have to say other than, “Here am I”?
All of this to say that the experiences of the Millenial Generation are so unbelievably vast that it would be difficult to condense the experiences into one work. Perhaps our generational novel wouldn’t be one novel but several.
What I call the curse of a writer, is really the weight of that metaphorical albatross, that psychological burden that feels like a curse.