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They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky : The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
by Alephonsion Deng and Benson Deng and Benjamin Ajak and Judy A. Bernstein


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"Los Angeles Times" Bestseller
"Washington Post" Top 100 Books of the Year Selection
A stunning literary survival story of three young Sudanese boys, two brothers and a cousinhailed by the "Los Angeles Times" as a moving, beautifully written account, by turns warm and tender.
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More About They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky by Alephonsion Deng; Benson Deng; Benjamin Ajak; Judy A. Bernstein
 
 
 
Overview
Christopher Award Winner
"Los Angeles Times" Bestseller
"Washington Post" Top 100 Books of the Year Selection
A stunning literary survival story of three young Sudanese boys, two brothers and a cousinhailed by the "Los Angeles Times" as a moving, beautifully written account, by turns warm and tender.
Between 1987 and 1989, Alepho, Benjamin, and Benson, like tens of thousands of young boys, took flight from the massacres of Sudan s civil war. They became known as the Lost Boys. With little more than the clothes on their backs, sometimes not even that, they streamed out over Sudan in search of refuge. 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.
"They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky" is the three boys account of that unimaginable journey. With the candor and the purity of their child s-eye-vision, Alephonsian, Benjamin, and Benson recall by turns: how they endured the hunger and strength-sapping illnessesdysentery, malaria, and yellow fever; how they dodged the life-threatening predatorslions, snakes, crocodiles and soldiers alikethat dogged their footsteps; and how they grappled with a war that threatened continually to overwhelm them. Their story is a lyrical, captivating, timeless portrait of a childhood hurled into wartime and how they had the good fortune and belief in themselves to survive.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781610395984
  • ISBN-10: 1610395980
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • Publish Date: August 2015
  • Page Count: 352


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