Saturday, October 27, 2007

The tragedy of war

Imagine if you will, a procession of boys walking for months, even years on end. They retain only one goal in their hearts, to reach the safety of refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya. Achak's journey begins in Marial Bai, a village in Southern Sudan and ends in his resettlement in Atlanta, Georgia with hundreds of other young Sudanese. The epic is in many ways tragic, however, Achak and others demonstrate the resolution of the human will to survive some of the most adverse conditions on the planet.

Read here as Nekessa Opoti writes a review on Dave Eggers' What is the What-- an autobiography of one of Sudan's Lost Boys.