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They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky : The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan (Anniversary)

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Christopher Award WinnerLos Angeles Times BestsellerWashington Post Top 100 Books of the Year SelectionA stunning literary survival story of three young Sudanese boys, two brothers and a cousinhailed by theLos 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.
A stunning literary survival story of three young Sudanese boys, two brothers and a cousinhailed by theLos 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.
Edition: Anniversary
Number of Pages: 325
Genre: History, Biography + Autobiography, Social Science
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Author: Alephonsion Deng & Benson Deng & Benjamin Ajak
Language: English
Street Date: August 11, 2015
TCIN: 18849395
UPC: 9781610395984
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-2580
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