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One of Us: Sex, Violence, Injustice. Resilience, Love, Hope

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In this autobiographical narrative, Sandi Giver describes a harrowing experience with the military judicial system. As a civilian victim of sexual assault, she vividly brings to light the challenges of seeking legal justice when all odds are against the victim. Giver takes the reader from the night of the assault in Uganda as a Peace Corps volunteer to a Norfolk, Virginia, ...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published November 15th 2016 by Peace Corps Writers
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Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sandi Giver was a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) in Uganda when she was raped by a member of the United States armed forces. This book is a memoir that started out as a written statement to the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) about her rape. It took incredible courage for the author to tell her story, and she does so with a candor and attention to detail that is remarkable.

In addition to the core story of the author’s rape and participation in two military trials, she includes informati
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Read this book cover to cover in one sitting. I can easily relate to many Peace Corps books as there are similar experiences for all Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Many fail to relate specifically to the challenges women face working in the field as well as living and working in post-conflict communities. This courageous story is heartbreaking of how the system fails us but brings light to those who stand in truth.
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Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Gratitude – that is what I felt upon finishing Sandi Giver’s debut work. Through One of Us, the author bravely summons us all to experience her suffering and frustration as a sexual assault survivor seeking justice in a system that does not always deliver. At the same time, she provides us with a uniquely intimate perspective on the life-altering work that Peace Corps volunteers contribute toward marginalized communities in the developing world. Her voice is sad and rightfully angry at times, bu ...more
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