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The Lost Boys of Sudan

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Publisher : University of Georgia Press
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ISBN 13 : 0820346209
Pages : 288 pages
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Download The Lost Boys of Sudan PDF Format Full Free by Mark Bixler and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2013-05-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2000 the United States began accepting 3,800 refugees from one of Africa’s longest civil wars. They were just some of the thousands of young men, known as “Lost Boys,” who had been orphaned or otherwise separated from their families in the chaos of a brutal conflict that has ravaged Sudan since 1983. The Lost Boys of Sudan focuses on four of these refugees. Theirs, however, is a typical story, one that repeated itself wherever the Lost Boys could be found across America. Jacob Magot, Peter Anyang, Daniel Khoch, and Marko Ayii were among 150 or so Lost Boys who were resettled in Atlanta. Like most of their fellow refugees, they had never before turned on a light switch, used a kitchen appliance, or ridden in a car or subway train—much less held a job or balanced a checkbook. We relive their early excitement and disorientation, their growing despondency over fruitless job searches, adjustments they faced upon finally entering the workforce, their experiences of post-9/11 xenophobia, and their undying dreams of acquiring an education. As we immerse ourselves in the Lost Boys’ daily lives, we also get to know the social services professionals and volunteers, celebrities, community leaders, and others who guided them—with occasional detours—toward self-sufficiency. Along the way author Mark Bixler looks closely at the ins and outs of U.S. refugee policy, the politics of international aid, the history of Sudan, and the radical Islamist underpinnings of its government. America is home to more foreign-born residents than ever before; the Lost Boys have repaid that gift in full through their example of unflagging resolve, hope, and faith.


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The Lost Boys of Sudan

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Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
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ISBN 13 : 1608706966
Pages : 80 pages
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Download The Lost Boys of Sudan PDF Format Full Free by Jeff Burlingame and published by Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2012-01-15 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents accounts of narrow escapes executed by oppressed individuals and groups while illuminating social issues and the historical background that led to wars in Sudan and the orphaned refugees known as the 'Lost Boys.'


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Brothers in Hope

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ISBN 13 : 9781584302322
Pages : 41 pages
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Download Brothers in Hope PDF Format Full Free by Mary Williams and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 41 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sudanese Garang is eight when he returns to his village and finds that everything has been destroyed. Soon, Garang meets other boys whose villages have been attacked and they unite, walking hundreds of miles to safety - first in Ethiopia then in Kenya. The boys face numerous hardships along the way, but their faith and mutual support help keep the hope of finding a new home alive in their hearts. Based on heartbreaking yet inspirational true events, this is a story of remarkable and enduring courage, and an amazing testament to the unyielding power of the spirit.


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Out of the Impossible

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ISBN 13 : 9780615970165
Pages : 230 pages
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Download Out of the Impossible PDF Format Full Free by Paul Kur and published by . This book was released on 2014-08-03 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Paul Deng Kur was only a young child when he was separated from his parents during the Sudanese Civil War, like many of his cousins and fellow Lost Boys of South Sudan. The Lost Boys and Girls of South Sudan came from various communities, localities, and tribes across South Sudan. But while their stories are just as diverse, their suffering was universal. Amidst this unrest, Deng spent months wandering through the jungle of South Sudan as the war ravaged his village. For children, life was entirely unpredictable, and many of his cousins and friends perished during the crisis. Not knowing whether their families were alive or dead, orphans banded together in groups. At six years old, Deng had already buried several of his cousins, and death seemed inevitable. In an effort to protect himself, he became a soldier in the Sudan People's Liberation Army at age eight, alongside many other vulnerable children. Over time, he would escape from refugee camps multiple times in order to rejoin the SPLA, hoping desperately to avenge his family. Children like Deng preferred to die for a cause rather than wither away in a camp. Now, many years later, Paul Deng Kur has confronted this horrific past by sharing his story - the story of a devastated boy haunted by war and death. Out of The Impossible reflects on the life he endured and how it continues to shape his life today. It is a painful journey, but he hopes that by sharing that pain with you - a pain that he has held onto for so long - he can show you how pain can make you stronger if you can find the strength and faith to persevere through it.


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From Africa to America

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Publisher : Tate Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1604621605
Pages : 96 pages
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Download From Africa to America PDF Format Full Free by Joseph Akol Makeer and published by Tate Publishing. This book was released on 2008-02 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recent news media have exposed the horrific genocides in Rwanda, Darfur, and elsewhere, but little has been publicized about the unseen genocide committed by Muslims against millions of Christians in southern Sudan during the 1980s. From Africa to America: The Journey of a Lost Boy of Sudan provides a firsthand account of the atrocities caused by the same president and government committing genocide in Darfur today. Look through the eyes of one of the Lost Boys, a group of orphans who braved a dangerous trek through desert and jungle in order to flee the war-torn southern Sudan twenty years ago, as author Akol Makeer explains Sudanese cultural traditions and chronicles his life before and after the war. From Africa to America: The Journey of a Lost Boy of Sudan records years of human rights violations and bloodshed, the conversion of southern Sudanese from animism to Christianity during the war, the corruption of U.N. officials, and the sixteen-year journey of the Lost Boys from Sudan to Ethiopia, on to Kenya, and finally to religious and political freedom in America.


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The Lost Boys of Sudan

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Not Just Child's Play

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 13 : 1628469978
Pages : 228 pages
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Download Not Just Child's Play PDF Format Full Free by Felicia R. McMahon and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2009-10-20 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the 2008 Chicago Folklore Prize Felicia R. McMahon breaks new ground in the presentation and analysis of emerging traditions of the “Lost Boys,” a group of parentless youths who fled Sudan under tragic circumstances in the 1990s. With compelling insight, McMahon analyzes the oral traditions of the DiDinga Lost Boys, about whom very little is known. Her vibrant ethnography provides intriguing details about the performances and conversations of the young DiDinga in Syracuse, New York. It also offers important insights to scholars and others who work with refugee groups. The author argues that the playful traditions she describes constitute a strategy by which these young men proudly position themselves as preservers of DiDinga culture and as harbingers of social change rather than as victims of war. Drawing ideas from folklore, linguistics, drama, and play theory, the author documents the danced songs of this unique group. Her inclusion of original song lyrics translated by the singers and descriptions of conversations convey the voices of the young men. Well researched and carefully developed, this book makes an original contribution to our understanding of refugee populations and tells a compelling story at the same time.


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Seed of South Sudan

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 1476614970
Pages : 204 pages
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Download Seed of South Sudan PDF Format Full Free by Majok Marier and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-05-14 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the most detailed books on the Lost Boys of Sudan since South Sudan became the world’s newest nation in 2011, this is a memoir of Majok Marier, an Agar Dinka who was 7 when war came to his village in southern Sudan. During a 21-year civil war, 2 million lives were lost and 80 percent of the South Sudanese people were displaced. Tens of thousands of boys like Majok fled from the Sudanese Army that wanted to kill them. Surviving on grasses, grains, and help from villagers along the way, Majok walked nearly a thousand miles to a refugee camp in Ethiopia. Majok and 3,800 like him emigrated to the United States in 2001 while the civil war still raged. His story is joined to others’ in this book.


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Lost Boys of Sudan

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Pages : 81 pages
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Lost Boy No More

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ISBN 13 : 0805431861
Pages : 208 pages
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Building the Resilient Community

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ISBN 13 : 1608992454
Pages : 186 pages
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Download Building the Resilient Community PDF Format Full Free by M. Jan Holton and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How do some communities around the world that suffer outrageous violence and trauma manage, with few outside resources, not only to survive, but to thrive? September 11, the devastation of hurricane Katrina, school shootings, and other events of community violence and trauma have taught us, as a nation and a church, about the fundamental importance of building a caring community that fosters resilience and hope. Building the Resilient Community takes a refreshing turn of perspective by giving priority not only to the formally educated voices of the West but to those among the most marginalized and invisible in the world: refugees. Based on ethnographic research in Kakuma Refugee Camp and remote villages of southern Sudan, Holton presents a communal case study of a group of devoutly Christian refugees known as the Lost Boys of Sudan and asks the question, Might they have something to teach us about being a resilient community? As Holton investigates their deeply embedded cultural and religious beliefs that nurture a profound sense of responsibility toward others, we find a communal relationship that reflects a unique sense of care and obligation. This deep frame for communal care breaks through as the root of a remarkable faith narrative that serves to help mitigate symptoms of trauma and to undergird resilience, and may do the same for us.


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Fierce & True

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ISBN 13 : 0816673101
Pages : 219 pages
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Download Fierce & True PDF Format Full Free by Peter Brosius and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collects four plays designed to to reach out and engage young people between twelve and eighteen.


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Echoes of the Lost Boys of Sudan

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Publisher : BrownBooks.ORM
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ISBN 13 : 1612548849
Pages : 128 pages
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Download Echoes of the Lost Boys of Sudan PDF Format Full Free by James Disco and published by BrownBooks.ORM. This book was released on 2011-07-07 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this powerful graphic novel, four child refugees from Sudan’s civil wars recount their unforgettable story of survival and escape. We were young boys when war broke out in our country. We had been living peacefully with our families in different villages. Then the armies from the north attacked, and we ran for our lives. We escaped with hundreds of other young boys, running from the dangers we had just seen into dangers we had never witnessed before. We kept each other alive as we fled to freedom. This book is the record of our escape. Based on extensive interviews with four Lost Boys—Angelo Akol, Santino Athian, Matthew Mabek, and Michael Ngor—this graphic novel is a stunning account of survival in the face of genocide.


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ISBN 13 : 9780984172962
Pages : 204 pages
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Download King Deng, the Original Lost Boy of Sudan PDF Format Full Free by Makur Abiar and published by . This book was released on 2011-04-01 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the mid-1980s, Sudan has been involved in civil war fueled by religious, ethnic, and regional strife. Thousands of children have experienced horrors and intense hardships beyond the scale of human understanding. They have been dubbed the Lost Boys of Sudan. Many, orphaned by the war, have arrived at Kakuma, a refugee camp in Kenya. The label of the Lost Boys was borrowed from the children's story Peter Pan. The Lost Boys of Sudan describe a generation of Sudanese boys driven from their tribal lands by the devastation of the civil war between the North and the South. The Original Lost Boy of Sudan told by King Deng Akon, details the truth regarding the war in southern Sudan, the scorching desert, heat, and the historical events that led to the bloodshed. The true experiences of "the Lost Boys of Sudan" has been overlooked or simply mentioned by the media. However, King Deng Akon provides an opportunity to witness a perilous quest for freedom from a first-person perspective. King Deng is the emblem of peace and The Original Lost Boy of Sudan is the insignia of struggle out of Africa to America.


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The Longest Journey

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ISBN 13 : 9780868408262
Pages : 178 pages
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Download The Longest Journey PDF Format Full Free by Peter Browne and published by UNSW Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Australia is one of only ten western countries which resettles refugees recommended by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The federal government has justifiably defended this long-term contribution to assisting the world's refugees. But how fair is the resettlement process? Does it always--as Amanda Vanstone and her predecessor, Philip Ruddock, insist--help the neediest of all refugees? Drawing on interviews with refugees, policymakers, officials and aid workers in Nairobi, Kakuma, Geneva, Canberra and Melbourne, this book looks at the opportunities and obstacles that face refugees whose homelands are in turmoil.


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Escaping Nightmares, Living Dreams

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Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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ISBN 13 : 9781542961301
Pages : 166 pages
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Download Escaping Nightmares, Living Dreams PDF Format Full Free by Panther Ajak Mayen and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2017-04-07 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Newspapers and television programs were calling them the "Lost Boys of Sudan." They were youngsters who had been orphaned in childhood by the Sudanese civil war and who had trekked by themselves across East Africa. They had fled from their homes as children, some as young as four or five, others nine or ten. As many as 20,000-nobody really knew the numbers-started out. At first they found refuge in Ethiopia; then when revolution came to Addis Ababa, they were driven from their camps with great loss of life before eventually finding their way to the United Nations safe haven in Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp. Six thousand or so had been living there since 1992; some were girls, but most were boys (hence "The Lost Boys"). Approximately 3,800 were later admitted to the United States. Most were Dinkas, from South Sudan's largest tribe, but there were also Acholi, Shilluk, Nuer, and others. About 170 of them were bound for Boston. Until coming to the United States, the young Sudanese men had never ridden in a car, switched on an electric light, watched a television, or used a flush toilet. As children, they had lived in conical grass houses and followed their cattle. As refugees they had slept in mud huts, subsisting on a daily bowl of corn porridge. This is the story of how one of these Lost Boys, a historically unique group of young Africans, their minds formed and conditioned by the age-old patterns of life on the Upper Nile savanna, are transforming themselves and living in 21st-century America.


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The Lost Boys of Natinga

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Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Pages : 44 pages
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Download The Lost Boys of Natinga PDF Format Full Free by Judy Walgren and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 1998 with total page 44 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A photojournalist vividly describes daily life at Natinga, a refugee camp and school established in 1993 in southern Sudan for boys forced from their homes by that country's Civil War.