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They poured fire on us from the sky : the true story of three lost boys from Sudan

Author: Alephonsion Deng; Benson Deng; Benjamin Ajak; Judy Bernstein
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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 where 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Erlebnisbericht
Named Person: Benson Deng; Alephonsion Deng; Benjamin Ajak; Benjamin Ajak; Alephonsion Deng; Benson Deng
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alephonsion Deng; Benson Deng; Benjamin Ajak; Judy Bernstein
ISBN: 1586482696 9781586482695 1586483889 9781586483883
OCLC Number: 57613536
Awards: Chritopher Award.
Los Angeles Times bestseller.
Washington Post top 100 books of the year selection.
Description: xxiii, 311 pages : 1 map ; 22 cm
Contents: An introduction to the Lost Boys --
pt. 1. The village of Juol --
pt. 2. Like ants spewing from the nest --
pt. 3. Lost boys --
pt. 4. Preparing for America --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Alephonsion Deng, Benson Deng, Benjamin Ajak ; with Judy A. Bernstein.

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They were all under the age of seven when they were driven from a war-ravaged country. In this deceptively understated memoir, three boys recall in their own words their harrowing journey to safety.  Read more...

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"A moving, beautifully written account, by turns raw and tender..." Los Angeles Times"

 
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