Father of the Lost Boys

Author:   Yuot A Alaak
Publisher:   Fremantle Press
ISBN:  

9781925815641


Pages:   232
Publication Date:   25 March 2020
Format:   Paperback
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Father of the Lost Boys


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During the Second Sudanese Civil war, thousands of South Sudanese boys were displaced from their villages or orphaned in attacks from northern government troops. Many became refugees in Ethiopia. There, in 1989, teacher and community leader Mecak Ajang Alaak assumed care of the Lost Boys in a bid to protect them from becoming child soldiers. So began a four-year journey from Ethiopia to Sudan and on to the safety of a Kenyan refugee camp. Together they endured starvation, animal attacks and the horrors of land mines and aerial bombardments. This eyewitness account by Mecak Ajang Alaak's son, Yuot, is the extraordinary true story of a man who never ceased to believe that the pen is mightier than the gun.

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Author:   Yuot A Alaak
Publisher:   Fremantle Press
Imprint:   Fremantle Press
Dimensions:   Width: 14.10cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 20.60cm
Weight:   0.240kg
ISBN:  

9781925815641


ISBN 10:   1925815641
Pages:   232
Publication Date:   25 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Yuot A. Alaak comes from the village of Majak in South Sudan's Jonglei State and migrated to Australia as a refugee with his parents in May 1995. He now calls himself a proud South Sudanese Australian and lives in Perth with his family.

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