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The Resource 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

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

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They poured fire on us from the sky : the true story of three lost boys from Sudan
Title
They poured fire on us from the sky
Title remainder
the true story of three lost boys from Sudan
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Alephonsion Deng, Benson Deng, Benjamin Ajak ; with Judy A. Bernstein
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Genre
Language
eng
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
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
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Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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210239
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 962.404/3/0922
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT157.63
LC item number
.D46 2005
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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the true story of three lost boys from Sudan
Label
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
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Publication
Contents
Introduction to the Lost Boys -- Part 1: Village of Juol -- Part 2: Like ants spewing from the nest -- Part 3: Lost boys -- Part 4: Preparing for America -- Epilogue
Control code
2475933
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 311 p.
Isbn
9781586482695
Lccn
2005042566
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57613536
  • (OCoLC)57613536
Label
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
Publication
Contents
Introduction to the Lost Boys -- Part 1: Village of Juol -- Part 2: Like ants spewing from the nest -- Part 3: Lost boys -- Part 4: Preparing for America -- Epilogue
Control code
2475933
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 311 p.
Isbn
9781586482695
Lccn
2005042566
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57613536
  • (OCoLC)57613536

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