Monday, July 3, 2017

Writing Ghost Heart

"Where did you get the idea for the story?"

LYNNE: In June, 2008 the Dallas Morning News carried a story on the atrocities committed against albinos in Tanzania. The picture of a terrified albino caught my attention. As I read about the horrors these fragile people face, I couldn’t believe that such evil existed in the world. I called Lisa, a missionary friend who lives in Mozambique, and asked her to find out if the genocide of albinos was being carried out simply because of the difference in the color of their skin. 

LISA: Until Lynne wrote to me about the article she’d read, I’d never heard of these barbaric crimes. But after doing some further research, I discovered that what she’d read was true. Once we learned that people were buying the pale skin and hair of these fragile people that had been made into good luck charms and potions, we knew we had to tell their story.

GHOST HEART explores the danger of turning a blind eye to the obliteration of anyone’s human rights.

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