Monday, January 12, 2009

God Grew Tired of Us

I've been meaning to read this book for forever. I seem to be drawn to books about Africa.

This memoir is told through the eyes of 13 year old John Bul Dau who was driven from his home in 1987 by invading troops from the north and separated from his family in the civil war that was ravaging Sudan. He wandered for 14 years from refugee camp to refugee camp from the Sudan to Ethiopia to Kenya starving, thirsty, often hunted by invading soldiers.

It is an incredible story of terror, survival, and, yes, matter of fact humor. John emigrated to the United Sates in 2001 under the auspices of Lutheran Refugee Services

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