In 1987 civil war broke out in southern Sudan. I was six years old and was forced to walk 1,500 miles with 35,000 other Lost Boys of Sudan in search of a safe place. We faced many hardships including lion attacks, starvation, dehydration, disease, dangerous river crossings and attacks by enemy soldiers. I spent 14 years living in refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya before finally being resettled in Nashville. I relocated to Columbus, Ohio in 2006 where I graduated from The Ohio State University in 2009 with a degree in fine arts. I was awarded the Robert M. Duncan Alumni Citizenship Award in 2016 for my work in building a medical clinic in my village in South Sudan. Read how I overcame countless obstacles to survive and turn my tragedy into an incredible story of hope and inspiration to others.
“I dedicated this book to my family in South Sudan. I never lost hope that someday we would be reunited. Also to all the 16,000 Lost Boys who survived and journeyed with me during those difficult years including my cousin Jok”.