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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,772 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Benson Deng Narrator: David Henry, David Zinn, Augustino Mayai, Teri Clark Linden Publisher: Public Affairs Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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, Alepho, age seven, was forced to do the same. Across the Southern Sudan, over the next five years, thousands of other boys did likewise, joining this 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, Alepho, 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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Allison | 2/14/2014

    " All I can say is WOW! I never knew all that had and is happening over in Sudan. This book was amazing and taught me so much about the world we live in "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marilyn Rivas | 2/8/2014

    " I was so lucky to meet Benson Deng. He gave a talk to the Talmadge community and I was giving a talk to them as well. We sat together at dinner before our talk and I got to know him a bit. I had heard 3 of the lost boys speak at USD at a class that I had taken last summer. What they all went through was so horrible. Just the fact that they are still alive and so many have now come to the U.S. and gone to school and the 3 boys that I heard speak at USD were all going back to Africa to begin a school and help out their people. So moving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Juli | 2/7/2014

    " This is a moving and life-changing kind of book. It is painful and raw. Hard to read because it is so horrific and real and told in the voices of the boys who lived it. Inpsiring, moving, heart-breaking, motivating...there just aren't words. It is a book that NEEDS to be read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rebecca | 2/5/2014

    " Amazing story.This boys had an incredible courage and desire to survive. "

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