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Author Deng, Alephonsion.

Title They poured fire on us from the sky : the true story of three lost boys from Sudan / Alephonsion Deng, Benson Deng, Benjamin Ajak ; with Judy A. Bernstein.

Imprint New York : Public Affairs, c2005.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  DT157.63 .D46 2005    Available  ---
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxiii, 311 p. : 1 map ; 22 cm.
Summary As gunshots, flames, and screams engulfed their village, three cousins fled into the cover of the forest. Every step led the boys away from their peaceful, agrarian world--a traditional world were spear-toting fathers protected their huts from the lions that roamed by night. With each footstep they were drawn deeper into the horrific violence of Sudan's civil war: a world of bombed-out villages, mine-sown roads, and relentless desert, a world where starving adults would snatch the grain from a weak child's fingers. Across Sudan, between 1987 and 1989, tens of thousands of young boys took flight from these massacres. Their journey led them first to Ethiopia and then, driven back into Sudan, toward Kenya. They walked nearly one thousand miles, sustained only by the sheer will to live. This book is the three boys' account of that unimaginable journey.--From publisher description.
Subject Deng, Benson.
Deng, Alephonsion.
Ajak, Benjamin.
Refugees -- Sudan -- Biography.
Sudan -- History -- Civil War, 1983-2005.
Added Author Deng, Benson.
Ajak, Benjamin.
Bernstein, Judy.
ISBN 1586482696
Standard No. 9781586482695