They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan

They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan


a beautiful literary survival tale, hailed via the Los Angeles Times as a "moving, superbly written account, via turns uncooked and tender."

throughout Sudan, among 1987 and 1989, tens of hundreds of thousands of younger boys took flight from the massacres of Sudan's civil conflict. They grew to become often called the misplaced Boys. With little greater than the garments on their backs, occasionally now not even that, they streamed out over Sudan looking for safe haven. Their trip led them first to Ethiopia after which, pushed again into Sudan, towards Kenya. They walked approximately a thousand miles, sustained merely by means of the sheer will to dwell.

They Poured fireplace on Us from the Sky is 3 boys' account of that incredible trip. With the candor and the purity in their child's-eye-vision, Alephonsion, Benjamin, and Benson bear in mind via turns how they persisted starvation and strength-sapping health problems. How they dodged the life-threatening predators-lions, snakes, crocodiles and soldiers-that dogged their footsteps. How they grappled with a battle that threatened always to weigh down them. Their tale is a lyrical, appealing portrait of a early life misplaced to conflict, and of the perseverance of the human spirit.

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