Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Sudan Speaker

January 31th at noon in 2A.

Judy Bernstein is one of the co-authors of They Poured Fire On Us From The Sky, the true story of three boys under the age of seven who were forced to flee their war-ravaged village. Traveling over one thousand miles across Sudan, Alephonsion Deng, Benson Deng, and Benjamin Ajak sought relief in refugee camps and eventually immigrated to the United States. Bernstein met the three young men during her work for the San Diego chapter of the International Rescue Committee. Inspired by their tragic childhoods and epic tales of survival, Bernstein set out to help the three tell their story. The resulting memoir, They Poured Fire On Us From The Sky, has been hailed by the Washington Post as "one of the most riveting stories ever told of African childhoods – and a stirring tale of courage."

Brett Barley

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