The State of Things
12:01 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Writing About Justice In The Developing World

Credit Quercus Books

Host Frank Stasio talks with author Corban Addison about "The Garden of Burning Sand"

Corban Addison uses his experience as a corporate lawyer to write about human rights stories in the developing world. 

His first novel, A Walk Across the Sun, followed two girls who were orphaned after a deadly tsunami and sold as sex slaves in Mumbai. 

His newest book, The Garden of Burning Sand (Quercus/2014), is set in Zambia, where an American lawyer working for an NGO fights to help a girl with Down syndrome who was raped and left to wander the streets. Addison reads at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill on Wednesday, May 28th and Malaprop's Book Store in Asheville on May 29th.

Host Frank Stasio talk with Addison about his work.