They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky

The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan

Author: Benjamin Ajak,Benson Deng,Alephonsion Deng,Judy A. Bernstein

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1610395999

Category: History

Page: 352

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The inspiring story of three young Sudanese boys who were driven from their homes by civil war and began an epic odyssey of survival, facing life-threatening perils, ultimately finding their way to a new life in America. Between 1987 and 1989, Alepho, Benjamin, and Benson, like tens of thousands of young boys, took flight from the massacres of Sudan's civil war. They became known as the Lost Boys. With little more than the clothes on their backs, sometimes not even that, they streamed out over Sudan in search of refuge. Their journey led them first to Ethiopia and then, driven back into Sudan, toward Kenya. They walked nearly one thousand miles, sustained only by the sheer will to live. They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky is the three boys' account of that unimaginable journey. With the candor and the purity of their child's-eye-vision, Alephonsian, Benjamin, and Benson recall by turns: how they endured the hunger and strength-sapping illnesses-dysentery, malaria, and yellow fever; how they dodged the life-threatening predators-lions, snakes, crocodiles and soldiers alike-that dogged their footsteps; and how they grappled with a war that threatened continually to overwhelm them. Their story is a lyrical, captivating, timeless portrait of a childhood hurled into wartime and how they had the good fortune and belief in themselves to survive. Christopher Award Winner Los Angeles Times Bestseller Washington Post Top 100 Books of the Year Selection Includes a Reading Group Guide

Weit gegangen

das Leben des Valentino Achak Deng ; Roman

Author: Dave Eggers,Ulrike Wasel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783462042030

Category:

Page: 768

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"Weit gegangen" ist die wahre Geschichte von Valentino Achak Deng, der mit sieben Jahren alles verlor, was er liebte, weil der Bürgerkrieg über sein Heimatdorf im Südsudan hereinbrach. Er erlebte das grösste Grauen und glaubte sich oft verloren, aber die Hoffnung auf ein besseres Leben verlieh ihm stets die Kraft weiterzugehen. (Umschlagtext).

Not Just Child's Play

Emerging Tradition and the Lost Boys of Sudan

Author: Felicia R. McMahon

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604733143

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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Felicia R. McMahon breaks new ground in the presentation and analysis of emerging traditions of the \Lost Boys, \ a group of parentless youths who fled Sudan under tragic circumstances in the 1990s. With compelling insight, McMahon analyzes the oral traditions of the DiDinga Lost Boys, about whom very little is known. Her vibrant ethnography provides intriguing details about the performances and conversations of the young DiDinga in Syra-cuse, New York. It also offers important insights to scholars and others who work with refugee groups. The author argues that the playful traditions she describes constitute a strategy by which these young men proudly po-sition themselves as pre-servers of DiDinga culture and as harbingers of social change rather than as victims of war. Drawing ideas from folklore, linguistics, drama, and play theory, the author documents the danced songs of this unique group. Her inclusion of original song lyrics translated by the singers and descriptions of conversations convey the voices of the young men. Well researched and carefully developed, this book makes an original contribution to our understanding of refugee populations and tells a compelling story at the same time. Felicia R. McMahon is a research professor in anthropology at Syracuse University. A former Fulbright Scholar, she has published in several folklore journals and is the coeditor of Children's Folklore: A Sourcebook, which won an American Folklore Society Opie Prize for Best Edited Book

Transformational Literacy

Making the Common Core Shift with Work That Matters

Author: Ron Berger,Libby Woodfin,Suzanne Nathan Plaut,Cheryl Becker Dobbertin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118962257

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Engage, challenge, and inspire students with work that matters Transformational Literacy, written by a team from EL Education, helps teachers leverage the Common Core instructional shifts—building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction, reading for and writing with evidence, and regular practice with complex text—to engage students in work that matters. Worthy texts and worthy tasks help students see the connection between their hard work as readers and writers and their capacity to contribute to stronger communities and a better world. The stories, examples, and resources that permeate Transformational Literacy come primarily from the more than 150 EL Education schools around the country that support teachers to select, supplement, customize, and create curriculum, and improve instruction. The book also draws on EL Education's open source Common Core English Language Arts curriculum—often cited as one of the finest in the country—and professional development offered to thousands of teachers to implement that curriculum effectively. Transformational Literacy combines the best of what EL Education knows works for kids—purposeful, inquiry-based learning—and the new imperative of the Common Core—higher and deeper expectations for all students. Teach standards through a compelling and purposeful curriculum that prioritizes worthy texts and worthy task Improve students' evidence-based reading, thinking, talking, and writing Support students to develop a new mindset toward the challenge of reading complex texts Transformational Literacy introduces an approach to literacy instruction that will engage, challenge, and inspire student with work that matters.

South Sudan

Author: Sophie Lovell-Hoare,Max Lovell-Hoare

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841624667

Category: Travel

Page: 191

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Separated from the north in 2011, South Sudan is the world's newest country and has emerged from decades of inaccessibility as a vibrant and diverse destination. Nature lovers are drawn to the region to experience one of the world's largest wetlands, the many tropical forests and the second-largest wildlife migration on earth. The tribal peoples such as the Dinka, Bari and Zande preserve unique cultures thousands of years in the making. Authors Sophie Ibbotson and Max Lovell-Hoare provide practical information on getting around this new country where the travelling is rugged but the rewards are immense. This stand-alone guide outlines tour operators, hotels, restaurants, suggested itineraries, and how you can give back to the community. The chapter on Sudanese culture provides in-depth coverage of its languages, people and culture. Divided into geographical regions with photographs and maps, South Sudan enables the intrepid traveller to explore the length and breadth of the country.

Trauma and Public Memory

Author: J. Goodall,C. Lee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137406801

Category: History

Page: 231

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This collection explores the ways in which traumatic experience becomes a part of public memory. It explores the premise that traumatic events are realities; they happen in the world, not in the fantasy life of individuals or in the narrative frames of our televisions and cinemas.

Warrior's Dishonour

Barbarity, Morality and Torture in Modern Warfare

Author: Dr George Kassimeris

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409495604

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 254

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The characteristic act of men at war is not killing. It is killing by committing shocking and unspeakable atrocities, when circumstances permit. What drives ordinary people into hatred, genocide, inhumanity and evil? What turns friends and neighbours against each other with such savagery? Where does such barbarity come from? This collection examines the anarchy, cruelty and overwhelming confusion of modern warfare. In particular it analyzes: • what happens when morality vanishes from the battlefield and why torture is endemic in modern warfare; • how human rights, in times of war, lose meaning as a set of principles; • whether official propaganda and enemy demonization make barbaric behaviour easier; • how we can develop cultures opposed to torture that damage the legitimacy of our societies. Through a wealth of case studies that have been carefully selected in terms of their themes, approaches and methodologies, this comprehensive volume provokes discussion and enhances understanding from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Rückkehr ins Leben

ich war Kindersoldat

Author: Ishmael Beah

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593382647

Category: Sierra Leone

Page: 271

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Der autobiografische Bericht des ehemaligen Kindersoldaten Ishmael Beah aus Sierra Leone, der heute in den Vereinigten Staaten lebt, beginnt mit seiner Kindheit in Sierra Leone. Ishmael ist ein fröhlicher Junge, der Hip-Hop liebt und Shakespeare liest. Im Alter von 12 Jahren macht er sich mit ein paar Freunden auf den Weg zu einem Hip-Hop-Wettbewerb, als unerwartet der Bürgerkrieg ausbricht. Ganz abrupt wird das normale Leben beendet. Ishmael versucht während längerer Zeit mit anderen Kindern alleine im Urwald zu überleben, bis er von Truppen der nationalen Armee zum Kindersoldaten gemacht wird. In den folgenden drei Jahren wird er Zeuge von Folter und Mord und begeht selbst Grausamkeiten. Dank eines Rehabilitationscamps von UNICEF findet er als einer von wenigen trotz traumatischer Erlebnisse den Weg zurück ins normale Leben. Das Buch zeigt nicht nur die schreckliche Zeit als Kindersoldat, sondern wirft einen Blick auf Ishmaels Kindheit und erzählt von seinem Leben nach dem Krieg. Einerseits erhält der Leser einen Einblick in Ishmaels damaliges Denken und Fühlen, andererseits fliesst immer auch seine heutige rückblickende und verarbeitende Sichtweise ein. Diese beiden Perspektiven tragen wesentlich zum Verständnis eines Geschehens bei, in dem Ishmael zugleich Opfer und Täter ist. Er geht mit seinen Erfahrungen offen um; daher werden Grausamkeiten detailliert geschildert und die Gewaltdarstellungen sind brutal und oftmals unfassbar. Das persönliche Schicksal des ums Überleben kämpfenden Jungen steht im Zentrum, die politische Situation wird nicht kommentiert. Dies widerspiegelt die damalige Situation von Ishmael, der selbst nicht genau über die Gründe des Krieges und über ideologische Differenzen Bescheid wusste. Eine Zeittafel und eine Landkarte ergänzen den Bericht. (Verlagstext).

Cassette Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Talking books

Page: N.A

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Der lange Weg zum Wasser

Author: Linda Sue Park

Publisher: arsEdition

ISBN: 384581554X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Nyas Aufgabe ist es, für ihre Familie Wasser bei der Wasserstelle zu holen. Sie läuft dafür acht Stunden. Jeden Tag. Salva flieht aus seinem vom Krieg zerstörten Dorf. Er läuft quer durch Afrika, auf der Suche nach einem sicheren Ort, an dem er bleiben kann, und nach seiner verschollenen Familie. Zwei fesselnde Stimmen erzählen von Not und Vertreibung – aber auch von Hoffnung und Zukunft in einer Welt, in der sich unerwartete Chancen für die auftun, die nicht aufhören, an das Gute zu glauben. Der Roman basiert auf einer wahren Geschichte.

Die Einladung

Author: Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641252652

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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Seit Monaten macht das Prosagedicht "Die Einladung" in den USA Furore. Endlich ist es auch den deutschen Lesern zugänglich. Oriah Mountain Dreamer verbindet ihre einzigartige Botschaft mit persönlichen Lebenserinnerungen. Voll mitreißender Darstellungskraft entwirft sie eine poetische Lebensphilosophie der Leidenschaft, ruft dazu auf, dieses Leben anzunehmen, sich dem Schmerz und dem Leiden zu öffnen und sich kompromißlos der Freude und Schönheit zuzuwenden.

Sudanese Refugees in the United States

The Collateral Damage of Sudan's Civil War

Author: Martha Donkor

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 138

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This work examines the struggles of southern Sudanese refugees who defied great odds to secure better lives for themselves and their families in the United States. The book also looks at the role of the international community in accommodating these refugees.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

MultiCultural Review

Dedicated to a Better Understanding of Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Diversity

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.