What’s the What (Dave Eggers)

What’s the What

Author: Dave Eggers
Project: WarAfrican Conflicts (Sudan Civil War)
Project: Identity racial
Year of publication: 2006
Pages: 538
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This is the story of a man who, as a boy, was separated from his family in Sudan’s brutal civil war; who trekked across Africa’s punishing wilderness with thousands of other children; who survived aerial bombardment and attacks by militias and wild animals; who ate whatever he could find or nothing at all; who, as a boy, considered ending his life to end the suffering; and who eventually mad it to America, where a new and equally challenging journey began. His name is Valentino Achak Deng, and in this novel Dave Eggers tells the extraordinary true story of his incredible journey

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