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They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky - FE

£9.99

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A captivating memoir of Sudan and a powerful portrait of war as seen through the eyes of children Benjamin, Alepho and Benson were raised among the Dinka tribe of Sudan. Their world was an insulated, close-knit community of grass-roofed cottages, cattle herders and tribal councils. The lions and pythons that prowled beyond the village fences were the greatest threat they knew. All that changed the night the government-armed Murahiliin began attacking their villages. Amid the chaos, screams, conflagration and gunfire, five-year-old Benson and seven-year-old Benjamin fled into the dark night. Two years later, Aleph aged seven, was forced to do the same. Across the Southern Sudan over the next five years, thousands of other boys did likewise, joining the stream of child refugees that became known as the Lost Boys. Their journey would take them over one thousand miles across a war-ravaged country, through landmine-sown paths, crocodile-infested waters and grotesque extremes of hunger, thirst and disease. The refugee camps they eventually filtered through offered little respite from the brutality they were fleeing.;In They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky, Alephy, Benson and Benjamin by turn, recount their experiences along this unthinkable journey. They vividly recall the family, friends and tribal world they left far behind them and their desperate efforts to keep track of one another. This is a captivating memoir of Sudan and a powerful portrait of war as seen through the eyes of children. And it is, in the end, an inspiring and unforgettable tribute to the tenacity of even the youngest human spirits.
The unclipped dustjacket is lightly worn but intact. The hardback cover is in good condition apart from some bumping top and bottom. The binding is in good condition and the pages are clean and unmarked.
This copy, published in 2005, states it is a first edition.

Item details

Added value:
dustjacket, FE
Author(s):
Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng, Benjamin Ajak with Judy A Bernstein
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
14.7 x 21.7 x 2.8 cm
Edition:
2005
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1586482696
ISBN-13:
9781586482695
Number of pages:
312
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Title:
They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky - FE

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A captivating memoir of Sudan and a powerful portrait of war as seen through the eyes of children Benjamin, Alepho and Benson were raised among the Dinka tribe of Sudan. Their world was an insulated, close-knit community of grass-roofed cottages, cattle herders and tribal councils. The lions and pythons that prowled beyond the village fences were the greatest threat they knew. All that changed the night the government-armed Murahiliin began attacking their villages. Amid the chaos, screams, conflagration and gunfire, five-year-old Benson and seven-year-old Benjamin fled into the dark night. Two years later, Aleph aged seven, was forced to do the same. Across the Southern Sudan over the next five years, thousands of other boys did likewise, joining the stream of child refugees that became known as the Lost Boys. Their journey would take them over one thousand miles across a war-ravaged country, through landmine-sown paths, crocodile-infested waters and grotesque extremes of hunger, thirst and disease. The refugee camps they eventually filtered through offered little respite from the brutality they were fleeing.;In They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky, Alephy, Benson and Benjamin by turn, recount their experiences along this unthinkable journey. They vividly recall the family, friends and tribal world they left far behind them and their desperate efforts to keep track of one another. This is a captivating memoir of Sudan and a powerful portrait of war as seen through the eyes of children. And it is, in the end, an inspiring and unforgettable tribute to the tenacity of even the youngest human spirits.
The unclipped dustjacket is lightly worn but intact. The hardback cover is in good condition apart from some bumping top and bottom. The binding is in good condition and the pages are clean and unmarked.
This copy, published in 2005, states it is a first edition.

Added value:
dustjacket, FE
Author(s):
Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng, Benjamin Ajak with Judy A Bernstein
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
14.7 x 21.7 x 2.8 cm
Edition:
2005
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1586482696
ISBN-13:
9781586482695
Number of pages:
312
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Title:
They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky - FE

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