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Library Through the Lens: In conversation with Yuot A. Alaak 'Father of the Lost Boys'

When:
Tuesday 04 August, 2020
Time:
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Topic:
Libraries
Type:
Author event
Audience:
Resident, Families, Youth, Senior, Business, Multicultural, Adult
Cost:
FREE
Bookings:
Required
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Join Yuot A. Alaak in conversation with Australian Refugee Association Inc CEO Deb Stringer as he discusses his life-affirming memoir, Father of the Lost Boys.

During the Second Sudanese Civil War, thousands of South Sudanese boys were displaced from their villages or orphaned in attacks from northern government troops. Many became refugees in Ethiopia. There, in 1989, teacher and community leader Mecak Ajang Alaak assumed care of the Lost Boys in a bid to protect them from becoming child soldiers. So began a four-year journey from Ethiopia to Sudan and on to the safety of a Kenyan refugee camp. Together they endured starvation, animal attacks and the horrors of landmines and aerial bombardment. This eyewitness account by Mecak Ajang Alaak’s son, Yuot, is the extraordinary true story of a man who never ceased to believe that the pen is mightier than the gun.


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Name:
Tracey Noah

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