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Author Vincent, David Nyoul, author

Title The boy who wouldn't die / David Nyuol Vincent with Carol Nader
Published Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Fairfax, 2013
Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Fairfax Books, 2013


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Description 231 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents 1. The end of play -- 2. Walking to nowhere -- 3. Don't close your eyes in the desert -- 4. Welcome to Ethiopia, welcome to hell -- 5. The beautiful game -- 6. Soldier School -- 7. Hunted -- 8. Minors -- 9. Girls and riots -- 10. Death of dreams -- 11. Better and worse -- 12. The long road to safe -- 13. Becoming a real person -- 14. These white people are strange -- 15. Talking to the enemy -- 16. Losing my mother's tongue -- 17. An alien in my country -- 18. Biological strangers -- 19. Ganging up on us -- 20. Two tribes, one Love -- 21. Freedom -- 22. Dreams and discipline
Summary "David Nyuol Vincent was a little boy when he fled southern Sudan with his father, as war raged in their country. He left behind his distraught mother and sisters, his village and his childhood. He would never return. For months David and his father walked across southern Sudan, barefoot, desperately searching for safety, food and water. They survived the perilous Sahara Desert crossing into Ethiopia only to be separated. David was taken in and trained as a child soldier, surviving the next 17 years of his life alone in refugee camps. Life was a relentless struggle against starvation, air bombings and people determined to kill him and his people. In 2004 David was offered a humanitarian visa as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan and was resettled to Australia. Traumatised by what he had seen and endured, he went about the slow and painful process of making a new life for himself-a life away from hunger, away from guns, away from death. A life where David is determined to improve the plight of his people both here in Australia and back in South Sudan. Told with frankness and humour, this is the powerful account of a young man's resilience. The story of a boy who refused to die."--Back cover
Analysis Australian
Notes This edition published in 2013
Subject Vincent, David Nyoul -- Childhood and youth.
Vincent, David Nyoul.
Child soldiers -- South Sudan -- Biography.
Refugees -- Australia -- Biography.
Refugees -- Sudan -- Biography.
Refugees -- South Sudan -- Biography.
Sudanese -- Australia.
South Sudan -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Author Nader, Carol, author
ISBN 9781743315521 (paperback)
Other Titles Boy who would not die