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The Resource They poured fire on us from the sky : the true story of three lost boys from Sudan, Alephonsion Deng, Benson Deng, Benjamin Ajak ; with Judy A. Bernstein

They poured fire on us from the sky : the true story of three lost boys from Sudan, Alephonsion Deng, Benson Deng, Benjamin Ajak ; with Judy A. Bernstein

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They poured fire on us from the sky : the true story of three lost boys from Sudan
Title
They poured fire on us from the sky
Title remainder
the true story of three lost boys from Sudan
Statement of responsibility
Alephonsion Deng, Benson Deng, Benjamin Ajak ; with Judy A. Bernstein
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As gunshots, flames, and screams engulfed their village, three cousins fled into the cover of the forest. Every step led the boys away from their peaceful, agrarian world--a traditional world were spear-toting fathers protected their huts from the lions that roamed by night. With each footstep they were drawn deeper into the horrific violence of Sudan's civil war: a world of bombed-out villages, mine-sown roads, and relentless desert, a world where starving adults would snatch the grain from a weak child's fingers. Across Sudan, between 1987 and 1989, tens of thousands of young boys took flight from these massacres. Their journey led them first to Ethiopia and then, driven back into Sudan, toward Kenya. They walked nearly one thousand miles, sustained only by the sheer will to live. This book is the three boys' account of that unimaginable journey.--From publisher description
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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210239
Cataloging source
DLC
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Deng, Alephonsion
Dewey number
  • 962.40430922
  • 920
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Deng, Benson
  • Ajak, Benjamin
  • Bernstein, Judy
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True
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  • Deng, Benson
  • Deng, Alephonsion
  • Ajak, Benjamin
  • Refugees
  • Sudan
Target audience
adult
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the true story of three lost boys from Sudan
Label
They poured fire on us from the sky : the true story of three lost boys from Sudan, Alephonsion Deng, Benson Deng, Benjamin Ajak ; with Judy A. Bernstein
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
507576
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 311 pages
Isbn
9781586482695
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2005042566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781586482695
  • (Sirsi) ADR-4774
Label
They poured fire on us from the sky : the true story of three lost boys from Sudan, Alephonsion Deng, Benson Deng, Benjamin Ajak ; with Judy A. Bernstein
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
507576
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 311 pages
Isbn
9781586482695
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2005042566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781586482695
  • (Sirsi) ADR-4774

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