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The Resource God grew tired of us, John Bul Dau, with Michael S. Sweeney

God grew tired of us, John Bul Dau, with Michael S. Sweeney

Label
God grew tired of us
Title
God grew tired of us
Statement of responsibility
John Bul Dau, with Michael S. Sweeney
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This unforgettable book is the first-person account of a miracle--indeed, a whole series of miracles. A tale of suffering, tragedy, and sorrow redeemed by indomitable resolve and a stubborn refusal to despair, it's set in a Sudan shadowed by unrelenting war and ruthless violence, yet illuminated by faith, generosity, and steadfast commitment to the human spirit's finest instincts. It's also the eloquently plain-spoken self-portrait of a young man who has looked death in the face many times and come away with an inner strength as impressive as it is modest and a wisdom as inspiring as it is matter of fact. One of the uprooted youngsters known as the Lost Boys of Sudan, John Bul Dau was 12 years old when civil war ravaged his village and shattered its age-old society, a life of herding and agriculture marked by dignity, respect, and the simple virtues of Dinka tribal tradition. As tracer bullets split the night and mortar shells exploded around him, John fled into the darkness--the first terrified moments of a journey that would lead him thousands of miles into an exile that was to last many years
Summary
The harrowing consequences and horrors of the Sudanese civil war come to life in an inspirational, eyewitness account that describes one man's experiences, from the terror and violence of his homeland, to his tortuous escape, to the culture shock he experienced as he struggled to adjust to a new life in America
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
213821
Cataloging source
DOV
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Dau, John Bul
Dewey number
  • 962.404/3
  • B
  • 920.9/962404/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV640.5.S9
LC item number
D38 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sweeney, Michael S
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dau, John Bul
  • Refugees
  • Sudan
Target audience
adult
Label
God grew tired of us, John Bul Dau, with Michael S. Sweeney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [291])
Control code
ocm77750079
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
287, [5] p.
Isbn
9781426201141
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007272783
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)77750079
Label
God grew tired of us, John Bul Dau, with Michael S. Sweeney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [291])
Control code
ocm77750079
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
287, [5] p.
Isbn
9781426201141
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007272783
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)77750079

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