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How Fast Can You Run : A Novel Based on the Life of Michael Majok Kuch (Paperback) (Harriet Levin

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Set across a backdrop of refugee migration that spans Africa, America and Australia, How Fast Can You Run is the inspiring story of Michael Majok Kuch and his journey to find his mother. In 1988, Majok, as a five-year-old boy, fled his burning village in southern Sudan when the North systematically destroyed it, searching for John Garang, the South’s leader. Majok, along with thousands of other fleeing people, many of them unaccompanied minors, trekked through the wilderness in Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya to arrive at a series of refugee camps where he would live for the next ten years. When the U.S. brokered an agreement, granting approximately 4,000 unaccompanied minors political asylum, Majok, now Michael, was given a new start in the U.S. Yet his new life was not without trauma. He faced prejudice once again, disrupting the promise of his new beginnings. This is a story of a survivor who in facing challenge after challenge summons the courageous spirit of millions of refugees throughout history and today.
Number of Pages: 293
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harvard Square Editions
Author: Harriet Levin Millan
Language: English
Street Date: October 28, 2016
TCIN: 51969163
UPC: 9781941861202
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-7793
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MSRPwas $22.95

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