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A Long Walk To Water Timeline

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on 14 October 2016

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A Long Walk To Water Timeline
The war comes to Salva’s village and must run into the bush.


Southern Sudan, 1985


This was important because if Salva didn’t have to run into the bush, he would have had a normal life and wouldn’t have gone on his journey.


“Running as hard as he could, into the bush.”

page 7


The group leaves Salva alone at the barn.

Southern Sudan, 1985





This was important because if he wouldn’t have been abandoned, he would have never met the old lady and gotten food or water.


“They had left him”

page 13


Buksa finds a bee nest on the branch of a tree.

Southern Sudan, 1985


This is important because if they didn’t find this Salva might have starved to death and wouldn’t have been able to finish his journey.

“He pointed up at the branches of the tree Beehive. A fine, large one.”

Page 25


Salva is reunited with his Uncle Jewiir.

Southern Sudan, 1985

This is important because now he has family, someone that will look after him, care for him, and give him company. He also has a gun to protect him from enemies.

“Uncle! he cried out, and ran into the man’s arms.”

page 34


The group reaches the island in the middle of the river.

Southern Sudan,1985

This is important because the fisherman there provided them with food and water. They experienced the mosquitoes, Which was not a fun experience.

“Finally, the boats pulled up to an island in the middle of the river.”

page 47


The men from the Nuer tribe shoot uncle dead.

Southern Sudan, 1985

This is important because Uncle was the group's leader. Also Uncle was really the only one who cared about Salva, this resulted in Salva begging for food from other people in the group.

“As Salva watched, one of the men aimed his gun at uncle. Three shots rang. Then the men ran away.”

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Salva arrives at the camp and sees many people everywhere he looks.

Southern Sudan and Ethiopia, 1985

This is important because this is what the journey was for. There were many people, probably thousands of people were staying at this camp. He was glad regardless that he arrived at the destination.

“Salva had never before seen so many people in one place at the same time.”

Page 66


Ethiopians told the people at the refugee camp to leave.

Itang refugee camp, Ethiopia 1991

This is important because if this never happened he would have just lived the rest of his life in that refugee camp. He would not go on any new adventures, he would just have a semi-normal life at the camp.

“Masses of armed soldiers poured out of the trucks and ordered everyone to leave.”

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Salva is on the list to go to Rochester, New York in America.

Ifo Refugee camp, kenya 1996

This is important because Salva is finally going to America where he can start a new life basically. He gets a new family that loves him and will always care for him even in dark times.

“There it was. Salva Dut-Rochester, New York.”

page 93


Salva goes back to Sudan to go and meet his father in a hospital.

Southern Sudan, 2008

This is important because Salva hasn’t seen his father for 15 years. They will be reunited and happy to see each other. If this happened to me, and I haven’t seen my dad in 15 years I would be the happiest man alive,

“Salva entered the shanty that served as a recovery room at the makeshift hospital.”


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By: Justin Wong
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