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Lost boy Lost Girl
Transcript of Lost boy Lost Girl
How many boys at 13 years old could you take care of? 2? 5? how about 1,200. That is how many boys John was the supervisor of at 13 years old.
Lost Boy Lost Girl
Escaping Civil War in Sudan
Lost Boy Lost Girl
Escaping Civil War in Sudan
By: John Bul Dau and Martha Arual Akech
The authors purpose is to inform the reader about John's life during the Sudan Civil War.
The Intended audience for this book is anyone that is interested in culture, war, or survival
The Story takes places in Southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya. This location does not provide the best weather and life that John is forced to live. Sudan is very hot and dry with very cold nights filed with Llons and other dangerous animals lurking about after dark. When he goes on his long journey to escape rebels that have taken over his home, he faces jungles and insects that enter his body making it hard to keep moving to the safe refuge camps.
In 1991 Ethiopia was in the middle of its own civil war. Rebels took over the country and set up a new government forcing John to flee his refuge camp that kept him safe
One trait John has is persistence. John is persistent because he has the strength to keep moving on after his family has died, is beaten by soldiers, suffers dehydration and starvation but, still has the strength to get to safety.
Another trait that John has is bravery. John is brave because he has lost his family do to the Rebel's taking over his home, and walks threw things like jungle at night, scorching deserts, and pasted soldiers which most of us could not do at the age of 13.
Another trait John has is being strong. John is strong mentally and physically because he is forced to flee his home and has to stay strong while getting to safety of another refugee camp.
The last trait John has is kindness. This is a trait of John because when him and the lost boys have to leave there safe camp, John refuses to abandon a boy that is to sick to keep walking. Also John watches over more than 500 boys and never was mean or unfair to them in anyway. One day when the boys get corn, they made mud spoons and some boys made them bigger than other boys spoons. One day John broke them all to make it fair when getting the same amount of food.
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A lot of challenges that John faces is the Rebel's that come to destroy his home at the beginning of the story, starvation for several weeks, dehydration, and the weather changing from rainy season to dry and hot.
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John over comes these challenges by staying strong and he keeps moving on to safety to the refugee camps.
John kept going because he wanted to live. He fought through the desert, jungle, dehydration, starvation, and the solders that came to take over his home, all because he wanted to live and stay alive. Also to find his parents
Influences that John had was to find his family that he got separated with at the beginning of the civil war.
John Bul Dau is a Dinka from Southern Sudan. After the civil war, In 2001 he came to America to build a new life. He now is a father of 3
John is still alive today and was born in 1974 so, he is 40 years old.
Works as a human rights activist for the people of Southern Sudan.
The whole story is mostly one big flashback of his story to fight threw the civil war
The story of his cultural relocation and is spoken in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary: God Grew Tired of Us. Also finding his parents.
"Lost Boys of Sudan." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 03 Apr. 2014. Web. 05 Mar. 2014.
"ExplorersBio." National Geographic. National Geographic, n.d. Web. 05 Mar. 2014.
Picture Found: http://www.historyofjihad.org/sudan.html?syf=contact
This book is credible because John has lived threw the experience of this civil war for over 14 years.
What did I/ didn't I like about the book?
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Things that I liked about this book was how it was structured. I don't usually like things about history, but this book was interesting to read, even though I needed a little help understanding what the civil war was about.
I think anyone would like this book because I didn't even think I would like it, but I ended up being really interested in it.
Things that I learned about the author that I did not learn about in my book was that he moved to America after all of this and he had kids.
Simile- "we did nothing but walk like zombies..." (31).
Metaphor- "The world had become a big storm of smoke and gun fire..." (38).
Imagery- "They wore these shirts that did not cover the up and we could see hair, lots of hair, on their bodies
"There have been many impossible situations in my life, but I keep trying. My family in Sudan thought I was dead and I feared they were dead, but twenty years later we were reunited. You can't give up." - John Bul Dau
Photo Found: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pennstatelive/4947147332/