Jean-Christophe Rufin


Born
in Bourges, France
June 28, 1952


Jean-Christophe Rufin is a French doctor and novelist. He is the president of Action Against Hunger and one of the founders of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without borders). He was Ambassador of France in Senegal from 2007 to June 2010.

Rufin was born in Bourges, Cher in 1952. An only child, he was raised by his grandparents, because his father had left the family and his mother worked in Paris. His grandfather, a doctor and member of the French Resistance during World War II, had been imprisoned for two years at Buchenwald.

In 1977, after medical school, Rufin went to Tunisia as a volunteer doctor. He led his first humanitarian mission in Eritrea,where he met Azeb, who became his second wife.

A graduate of the Institut d'études politique
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“L'amour véritable vient de nous seuls et ne requiert aucun retour.”
Jean-Christophe Rufin, La Salamandre

“No es posible mostrar a una mujer un hombre apuesto que llora sin que se diga 'Desde luego, yo le habría amado mejor”
Jean-Christophe Rufin, The Siege of Isfahan

“Leurs cheveux pouvaient bien grouiller de poux, leurs gencives saigner, leurs ventres crier dans le vide, ils avaient l'éclatante santé des rêveurs.”
Jean-Christophe Rufin, Brazil Red

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