In September's featured new book, separated from his family, Valentino Achak Deng becomes a refugee in war-ravaged southern Sudan. His travels bring him in contact with enemy soldiers, with liberation rebels, with hyenas and lions, with disease and starvation, and with deadly murahaleen (militias on horseback)—the same sort who currently terrorize Darfur. Based closely on actual experiences, What Is the What is heartrending and astonishing, filled with adventure, suspense, tragedy and, finally, triumph.
Main Author: Eggers, Dave
Title: What is the what : the autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng
Book Publisher: San Francisco : McSweeney's, c2006
Call Number: PS3605.G48 W53 2006
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