God grew tired of us

John Bul Dau

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Washington, DC : National Geographic c2007.
Main Author
John Bul Dau (-)
Other Authors
Michael S. Sweeney (-)
Item Description
"A memoir"--Cover.
"The heartbreaking, inspiring journey of a lost boy of Sudan"--Cover.
Physical Description
287 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Contents unavailable.
Review by Booklist Review

Just 13 in 1987 when he was driven from his village and separated from his family in the raging civil war in southern Sudan, John Bul Dau spent years in refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya, until in 2001 he came to the U.S. as one of 4,000 Lost Boys of Sudan. His memoir is the subject of a new, award-winning documentary film. Like Deng's They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky (2005) , this is a stark, first-person account of trauma and survival. Dau tells it quietly, in fast, simple prose true to the young teen's viewpoint. He's funny about the culture shock in America and honest about his years in the camp, even the fact that, trauma notwithstanding, he liked being tabbed as a leader. Although appreciative of this country and the chance for work and college, he never denies his connections to Africa. Unforgettable photos document his reunion--after 19 years--with family he did not know were alive. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2007 Booklist

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