God Grew Tired of Us

God Grew Tired of Us

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"Lost Boy" John Bul Dau’s harrowing experience surviving the brutal horrors of Sudanese civil war and his adjustment to life in modern America is chronicled in this inspiring memoir and featured in an award-winning documentary film of the same name. Movingly written, the book traces Dau’s journey through hunger, exhaustion, terror, and violence as he fled his homeland, dodging ambushes, massacres and attacks by wild animals. His tortuous, 14-year journey began in 1987, when he was just 13, and took him on a 1,000-mile walk, barefoot, to Ethiopia, back to Sudan, then to a refugee camp in Kenya, where he lived with thousands of other Lost Boys. In 2001, at the age of 27, he immigrated to the United States. With touching humor, Dau recounts the shock of his tribal culture colliding with life in America. He shares the joy of reuniting with his family and the challenges of making a new life for himself while never forgetting the other Lost Boys he left behind.

Baker & Taylor
The harrowing consequences and horrors of the Sudanese civil war come to life in an inspirational, eyewitness account that describes one man's experiences, from the terror and violence of his homeland, to his tortuous escape, to the culture shock he experienced as he struggled to adjust to a new life in America. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

& Taylor

Chronicles one man's experiences of the Sudanese civil war in the late 1980s, from the terror and violence of his homeland, to his tortuous escape, to the culture shock he encountered while adjusting to a new life in the United States.

Publisher: Washington, DC : National Geographic, c2007
ISBN: 9781426202124
Branch Call Number: 962.4043 D263g 2007
Characteristics: 287, [5] p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Sweeney, Michael S.


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Jun 11, 2013

Great story about the tribulations endured by so many refugees.

Nov 04, 2010

Everyone should read this, Lost Boys of Sudan


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