Le­laki Ter­akhir Me­nangis Di Bumi

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Au­thor: Musa Nuwayri Pub­lisher: Du­book Press ISBN: 9789670723471

THIS is the same au­thor who wrote Tangisan Akhir Di Bumi Jor­dan, and this time, Musa shares his ex­pe­ri­ences help­ing dis­placed Syr­ian refugees in Jor­dan.

The book be­gins with Musa re­count­ing his days at a board­ing school, be­fore ex­plain­ing how he first got in­volved in char­ity ac­tiv­i­ties.

His first-hand ac­counts are meant to be an eye-opener about the re­al­i­ties of life as a refugee. Through Musa’s de­scrip­tions, we can feel the refugees’ pain.

They live hand-to-mouth, dis­crim­i­nated against by the lo­cals who charge them high house rentals. Even the chil­dren need to take up jobs to ease their fam­i­lies’ fi­nan­cial bur­dens.

Musa’s char­ity group faced many chal­lenges and hard­ships along the way.

While seek­ing dona­tions, the group was ac­cused of be­ing con artists, and even cheated by the foun­da­tion it was work­ing for.

The mem­bers were forced to sign agree­ments with­out be­ing al­lowed to read them, and were threat­ened with death if they re­fused.

These ac­counts show a dif­fer­ent side of the Arab com­mu­nity, high­light­ing the ones who are sly, greedy and will­ing to do any­thing for money. But Musa and his group are will­ing to en­dure all of this just to help the Syr­ian refugees. – Nurasyiah

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