David Nyuol Vincent was a little boy when he fled southern Sudan with his father, as war raged in their country. He left behind his distraught mother and sisters, his village and his childhood. He would never return. For months David and his father walked across southern Sudan, barefoot, desperately searching for safety, food and water. They survived the perilous Sahara Desert crossing into Ethiopia only to be separated. David was taken in and trained as a child soldier, surviving the next 17 years of his life alone in refugee camps. Life in the camps was a relentless struggle against starvation, air bombings and people determined to kill him and his people. In 2004 David was offered a Humanitarian Visa as one of the Lost Boys and was resettled to Australia. Traumatised by what he had seen and endured, he went about the slow and painful process of making a new life for himself - a life away from hunger, away from guns, away from death. A life where David is determined to improve the plight of his people both here in Australia and back in the Sudan. Told with frankness and humour, this is the powerful account of a young man's resilience. The story of a boy who refused to die.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: David Nyuol Vincent , Carol Nader
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Fairfax Books
Dimensions: Width: 15.50cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 23.40cm
ISBN 10: 1743310250
Publication Date: 01 July 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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David Nyuol Vincent is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. He was trained, at the age of twelve, as a child soldier in Ethiopia and lived as a refugee in Kenya until he was resettled in Australia when he was twenty-six. Since rebuilding his life here in Australia, David has become an advocate for the Sudanese community. He works with the Brotherhood of St Laurence, is a Victorian Human Rights Youth Ambassador and in 2012 he received the honour of becoming one of the forty People of Australia Ambassadors . He also set up an all-Sudanese refugee football team, the Western Tigers, in the Brimbank soccer league. David champions the rights of refugees in Australia and is committed to achieving peace for his people in Sudan. Carol Nader is an award winning journalist who worked for The Age for over fiften years. She is a former health editor and social policy editor. She has written extensively on child protection and family law, the health system, abortion law reform, IVF laws, gay rig
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