I've been reading the most amazing book for the past month or so...this book:
What is the What
The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng
First published 2006
(There are a couple of different editions and covers but my copy looks like the one above - minus the amazon arrow).
'What is the What' is about a young boy living in Southern Sudan, living through the horrors of civil war, living in refugee camps for about a decade (in Ethiopia and then Kenya) and then living as a young man in the USA. You can read more about the book and Valentino here.
I feel really overwhelmed on finishing it to be honest. It is one of those books that once read will never be forgotten. It is gripping, heartbreaking, inspiring, kind of earthshattering...but at the same time it is still the story of an ordinary boy's life. I really can't recommend it highly enough.
Now I feel a bit like I need to go and sit in a cupboard for the next month or so. But I won't.
San Juan and Masca
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