NEW FROM VOICE OF WITNESS

The Voice of Witness Reader: Ten Years of Amplifying Unheard Voices

Edited and with an Introduction by Dave Eggers

Voice of Witness Reader

For ten years, the nonprofit Voice of Witness has illuminated contemporary human rights crises through its remarkable oral history book series. Founded by Dave Eggers, Lola Vollen, and Mimi Lok, Voice of Witness has amplified the stories of hundreds of people impacted by some of the most crucial human rights crises of our time, including men and women living under oppressive regimes in Burma, Colombia, Sudan, and Zimbabwe; public housing residents and undocumented workers in the United States; and exploited workers around the globe. This selection of narratives from these remarkable men and women is many things: an astonishing record of human rights issues in the twenty-first century; a testament to the resilience and courage of the most marginalized among us; and an opportunity to better understand the world we live in through human connection and a participatory vision of history.

Praise for Voice of Witness:

“To read a Voice of Witness book is to feel one’s habitual sense of disconnection begin to fall away.”
—George Saunders

“[Voice of Witness] books are amazing … beautifully produced, with incredible editing and literary sensibility. Voice of Witness has done a better job than I’ve seen anybody do with having people tell their stories in a way that really engages you.”
— Rachel Maddow, MSNBC

“In a time when history is told in cheap television re-enactments, if at all, and personal tragedy is gobbled up in rapidly digestible magazine photos and reality shows, this project goes against the grain.”
Guardian UK

“The Voice of Witness series is a megaphone for [America’s] most marginalized voices.”
—Van Jones, former special advisor to the Obama White House, author of Rebuilding the Dream and The Green Collar Economy