They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky
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They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky by Judy A. Bernstein I will provide information about the lost boys of Sudan
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This picture shows the lost boys on their journey to safety. As you can see they have no shoes and they all look very thin from not eating. It is very sad because it depicts their struggles and their hopeless faces.

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God Grew Tired Of Us

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"Lost Boy" John Bul Dau’s harrowing experience surviving the brutal horrors of Sudanese civil war and his adjustment to life in modern America is chronicled in this inspiring memoir and featured in an award-winning documentary film of the same name.
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This book looks ver similar to the one that I read. It is about the life of a boy that grew up during the violent civil war in South Sudan. It also follows him to America and tells about his life there. The lives of the lost boys are very interesting so this book should be too.

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The article tells us that Sudan has been through two civil wars since they became Independent. It also gives us the reasons of why the wars started and details of what went on during the wars. The first Civil War happened because of the Torit mutiny of the South and the rejection of federalism by the North. The second Civil War took place in 1983. The SLPA from Southern Sudan who wanted unity of Sudan was fighting against the government from Northern Sudan who wanted to put all of Sudan under Islamic Law. After talks in 2002-2003 the status of power, religion, and land remained undetermined.

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The document tells us about the religious and economic factors that contributed to the civil war in Sudan. It also talks about the political leaders and the historical background. The Islamic north wanted to put the Christian south under Sharia law. Men, women, and children were taken from their homes by the north and forced into slavery, and some were forced into the army. Some tribal practices require the abduction of women and children from enemy tribes. Colonel Jafaar al Nimieri was president of Sudan from 1969-1985. When oil was discovered in the south, specifically Bentiu, the north tried to make Bentiu part of their region so they would get money for the oil. When the South resisted the Islamic law the north called the war a jihad which means holy war.

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Map of Sudan

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Map of Sudan and travel information about Sudan brought to you by Lonely Planet.
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The boys traveled all across Sudan. They started in southern Sudan and made their way across to Ethiopia. They then walked to Kenya where they found shelter in Kakuma.

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Lost Boys of the Sudan

Profile on Sudanese civil war survivors, Simon Deng and Peter Nyok.
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This video shows the hardships that the poeple of Sudan went through when their villages were raided. It has interviews of lost boys that talk bout their journey. It is very sad and gives great detail of their struggles.

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The Lost Boys traveled hundreds of miles across Sudan to Ethiopia and then to the refugee camp in Kakuma, Kenya. They faced the agonies of starvation, exhaustion, and dieing of thirst. When they arrived in Kakuma life wasn't much better. They still didn't have much food or water. In Kakuma they waited for their chance to start a new life in America.

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They Poured Fire On Us From The Sky

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Welcome to the official site for 'They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky - The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan'. 'They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky' is a book about Sudan and a powerful portrait of war as seen through the eyes of children.
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They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky is a dual narrator story about the effects the Sudan Civil war had on the "Lost Boys". Families were forced from their homes when the government army came and invaded their towns. Boys as young as the age of 4 walked hundreds of miles without food, water, or rest. to escape the war. This book specifically focuses on 3 brothers from a Dinka tribe in Juol: Alepho, Benson, and Benjamin. The boys face hunger, thirst, and illness on their journey to find family and safety. At one point they were at a military base in Natinga and Benjamin tried to escape he was caught and put in the jail. He recieved beatings twice a day, one in the morning and one in the evening. They had such severe hunger that they would pick up grains off the ground, just enough for a spoonful and live off of that one serving for a day or two. Alepho gets yellow fever and comes very close to death. Eventually the boys all find each other and are able to leave the turmoil and go to America.

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The Long Road From Sudan to America

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The article The Long Road From Sudan to America talks about the lost boys journey to America. It not only talks about their time in Africa but also about their lives in America. It shows us that coming to America wasn’t just a walk in the park for them. They faced many troubles as they became accustomed to the American lifestyle. For example they became very hungry because they were confused by the food that they were given. They didn’t know how to eat or even if it was food. As it is stated by Peter Dut, ‘"We are not eating enough here," he said, his voice weighted with sadness. "My brothers are suffering."’ The boys had no parents at all, no one to guide them in their lives.

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God Grew Tired Of Us

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The documentary God Grew Tired of Us gives us the inside view of the Lost Boys. It specifically looks at the lives of Jon Bul Dau, Daniel Abu Pach, and Panther Bior. The boys were forced from their homes because of the war and had to walk for years to reach safety. They walked all over Sudan to Ethiopia and then to Kenya where they stayed at a refugee camp in KaKuma from where some lucky boys would get to go to The United States. Although they were safe in Kakuma, life wasn’t much better. They had rations and “black days” when they ran out of food and had to wait till their next rations. Every week names of boys that were going to America would be posted on the billboard. The billboard would say their name and which city they would be living in. After they get to America the boys have to learn how to live the everyday life in the US. The boys all get jobs, some more than one, and work very long hours. The boys have trouble adjusting to their new lives but eventually get the hang of it while still keeping their Dinka ways.

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