God Grew Tired of Us

God Grew Tired of Us

Book - 2008
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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.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2008], c2007
ISBN: 9781426202124
Branch Call Number: 962.4043092 Dau 6939
Characteristics: 287, [4] p. :,ill., maps
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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