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What Is the What

March 26th, 2013 · No Comments · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch

In a heartrending and astonishing novel,  the history of the civil war in Sudan is illuminated to us through the eyes of a young refugee boy named Valentino Achak Deng. This is the story of real-life hero, Valentino Achak Deng who, as a boy was separated from his family when his Sudanese village was attacked by government helicopters. He became one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” before being relocated from a refugee camp in Ethiopia to the United States.  In this book, written with expansive humanity and surprising humor, we come to understand the nature of the conflicts in Sudan, the refugee experience in America, the dreams of the Dinka people, and the challenge one indomitable man faces in a world collapsing around him. Our Thursday evening book discussion group will be discussing this novel. Join the Thursday Night Book Discussion Group on Thursday, April 11th, from 7-8:30 PM in the Hunt Room for a thoughtful discussion of this interesting book.  For more information contact Sarah at 624-6560.

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