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They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
Author(s): Benjamin Ajak, Alephonsion Deng, Benjamin Ajak, Judy A. Bernstein (Goodreads Author), Alephonsian Deng, Judy Bernstein
Paperback: 334 pages
Publisher: PublicAffairs 
Publication date: June 13th 2006 (first published June 1st 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1586483889
ISBN-13: 9781586483883

Book Description
Benjamin, Alepho, and Benson were raised among the Dinka tribe of Sudan. Their world was an insulated, close-knit community of grass-roofed cottages, cattle herders, and tribal councils. The lions and pythons that prowled beyond the village fences were the greatest threat they knew. All that changed the night the government-armed Murahiliin began attacking their villages. Amid the chaos, screams, conflagration, and gunfire, five-year-old Benson and seven-year-old Benjamin fled into the dark night. Two years later, Alepho, age seven, was forced to do the same. Across the Southern Sudan, over the next five years, thousands of other boys did likewise, joining this stream of child refugees that became known as the Lost Boys. Their journey would take them over one thousand miles across a war-ravaged country, through landmine-sown paths, crocodile-infested waters, and grotesque extremes of hunger, thirst, and disease. The refugee camps they eventually filtered through offered little respite from the brutality they were fleeing.

In They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky, Alepho, Benson, and Benjamin, by turn, recount their experiences along this unthinkable journey. They vividly recall the family, friends, and tribal world they left far behind them and their desperate efforts to keep track of one another. This is a captivating memoir of Sudan and a powerful portrait of war as seen through the eyes of children. And it is, in the end, an inspiring and unforgettable tribute to the tenacity of even the youngest human spirits.



Another Man's War: The True Story of One Man's Battle to Save Children in the Sudan
Author(s):  Sam Childers
Paperback: 223 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Publication date: March 17th 2009 (first published 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 159555162X
ISBN-13: 9781595551627

Book Description
The rise of Sam Childers from violent, drug-addicted biker to a man willing to risk everything to rescue the orphans and child soldiers of Sudan

""All my life, from birth, it's been a fight. And it always seemed to be ""another man's war. I always seemed to be fighting for someone else. But it always came back to me. The Word says we're born into sin, and sin always comes back to war." --"Sam Childers

Sam Childers has always been a fighter. Born to a violent father and a mother of great faith, his life was a contradiction. With an affinity for drugs and women, the angry young man grew into a drug-dealing biker. But that was then. Nowadays Sam--along with the cadre of Sudanese soldiers he employs--spends his time in the most dangerous parts of Sudan and Uganda rescuing the youngest victims of war, orphans and child-soldiers. His mission is simple: save the children, no matter the cost.


"Another Man's War is about true terrorism . . . against more than 200,000 children in northern Uganda and Southern Sudan. Sam Childers--a fighter and a preacher (some call him a mercenary)--tirelessly leads a small militia into the jungle, daring to fight against a vicious army outnumbering him one thousand to one. One man can make a huge difference. Sam Childers certainly does." -- "Peter Fonda, actor/filmmaker, best known as star of "Easy Rider

"The Reverend Sam Childers has been a very close friend to the government of South Sudan for many years and is a trusted friend." -- "President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan"

"The Reverend Sam Childers is a long time devoted friend to our government and his courageous work is supported by us." -- "President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda"

"Sam Childers is one of those rare men [who is] willing to do literally whatever it takes to promote the message of Jesus Christ and save children from the tyranny of evil men." -- "John Rich, lead singer and songwriter, Big & Rich"



The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars
Author(s): Douglas H. Johnson
Paperback: 234 pages
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: January 2nd 2003 (first published December 1st 2002) 
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0253215846
ISBN-13: 9780253215840

Book Description
Sudan's post-independence history has been dominated by long, recurring, and bloody civil wars. Most commentators have attributed the country's political and civil strife either to an age-old racial and ethnic divide between Arabs and Africans or to colonially constructed inequalities. In The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars, Douglas H. Johnson examines historical, political, economic, and social factors to come to a more subtle understanding of the trajectory of Sudan's civil wars. Johnson focuses on the essential differences between the modern Sudan's first civil war in the 1960s, the current war, and the minor conflicts generated by and contained within the larger wars. Regional and international factors, such as humanitarian aid, oil revenue, and terrorist organizations, are cited and examined as underlying issues that have exacerbated the violence. Readers will find an immensely readable yet nuanced and well-informed handling of the history and politics of Sudan's civil wars.


itle:  Slave: My True Story
Author(s): Mende Nazer, Damian Lewis, Damien Lewis
368 pages
Published:Public Affairs
Publication date: April 27th 2005 (first published January 1st 2005)
ISBN13: 9781586483180

Book Summary
Mende Nazer lost her childhood at age twelve, when she was sold into slavery. It all began one horrific night in 1993, when Arab raiders swept through her Nuba village, murdering the adults and rounding up thirty-one children, including Mende.

Mende was sold to a wealthy Arab family who lived in Sudan's capital city, Khartoum. So began her dark years of enslavement. Her Arab owners called her "Yebit," or "black slave." She called them "master." She was subjected to appalling physical, sexual, and mental abuse. She slept in a shed and ate the family leftovers like a dog. She had no rights, no freedom, and no life of her own.

Normally, Mende's story never would have come to light. But seven years after she was seized and sold into slavery, she was sent to work for another master—a diplomat working in the United Kingdom. In London, she managed to make contact with other Sudanese, who took pity on her. In September 2000, she made a dramatic break for freedom.

Slave is a story almost beyond belief. It depicts the strength and dignity of the Nuba tribe. It recounts the savage way in which the Nuba and their ancient culture are being destroyed by a secret modern-day trade in slaves. Most of all, it is a remarkable testimony to one young woman's unbreakable spirit and tremendous courage.



Sudan: Darfur and the Failure of an African State
Author(s): Richard Cockett
368 pages
Published:Yale University Press
Publication date: July 2010
ISBN: 0300162731
ISBN13: 9780300162738

Book Summary
Over the past two decades, the situation in Africa’s largest country, Sudan, has progressively deteriorated: the country is in second position on the Failed States Index, a war in Darfur has claimed hundreds of thousands of deaths, President Bashir has been indicted by the International Criminal Court, a forthcoming referendum on independence for Southern Sudan threatens to split the country violently apart...



Sudan's Angels
Author(s): Maria Chisolm
148 pages
Publication date: 4/18/2012
ISBN13: 9781468574524

Book Summary
Sudan's Angels ... is a compilation of many topics. It reflects how I see subjects and situations spiritually and organically. It is a book fiercely passionate about human beings, and our struggle as a people in this universe. I am a story-teller poet. So in this book you will read stories, monologues, poetry and essays. I enjoy the journey of writing poetry takes me on. I coddle it then give it its blessing for it to stand on its own. I have meticulously selected material that hopefully meets the Readers expectations. ...



Sudan: The Elusive Quest for Peace
Author(s): Ruth Iyob, Gilbert M. Khadiagala
368 pages
Published:New Edition
Publication date: August 2006
ISBN13: 9781588263506



Birds Of Sudan
Author(s): Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome (Editor), John McBrewster (Editor)
96 pages
Published:Alphascript Publishing
Publication date: 10/22/2010
ISBN13: 9786130053475

Book Summary
This is a list of the bird species recorded in Sudan. The avifauna of Sudan includes a total of 1013 species, of which 3 are endemic, 1 has been introduced by humans, and 4 are rare or accidental. 10 species are globally threatened. This list's taxonomic treatment and nomenclature follow the conventions of Clements's 5th edition. The family accounts at the beginning of each heading reflects this taxonomy, as do the species counts found in each family account. Introduced and accidental species are included in the total counts for Sudan...



Author(s): Ingrid Roddis, Miles Roddis
94 pages
Published: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 11/28/1999
ISBN13: 9780791053980



Short History Of Sudan
Author(s): Dr. Ll.M Mohamed H. Fadlalla, Mohamed Hassan Fadlalla Ali
156 pages
Published: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/28/2004
ISBN13: 9780595314256

Book Summary
This Short History of Sudan is a summarized necessary reference for everyone who would like to acquire well-basic knowledge about the largest country Africa's in it is cultural, geographical, ethnical and religious structure and the political and economical situation in a easy understandable form.



Modern Sudan
Author(s): Riang Yer Zuor
226 pages
Published: Publish America
Publication date: 6/20/2005
ISBN13: 9781413778168

Book Summary
The African nation of the Sudan is best known to the world not for the wonderful things it has done, but for a horrible human tragedy created by man himself. This tragedy is a result of the long-running conflict pitting the subsequent governments in Khartoum against the marginalized citizens in the south, west, east, and the far north. Modern Sudan: Its History and the Genesis of the Current Crises traces this conflict to its very roots. ...



itle: England in the Sudan
Author(s): Ya''qub Artin
388 pages
Published: Hard Press Editions
Publication date: 8/28/2012
ISBN13: 9781290633536

Book Summary
Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy. ...


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