“I was born in a small village in Africa in a country called South Sudan. I had a happy childhood,” Deng said. His father had five wives so that gave him the opportunity to be around family. But that changed when the war came. A civil war ripped his county and family. “When we were […]
THEY POURED FIRE ON US FROM THE SKY
They Poured Fire On Us From the Sky is Alephonsion, Benjamin and Benson’s account of an unimaginable journey from war. With the candor and purity of their child’s-eye-vision, the three boys recall by turns how they endured hunger and strength-sapping illnesses – dysentery, malaria and yellow fever. How they dodged the life-threatening predators – lions, snakes, crocodiles and soldiers alike – that dogged their footsteps. How they grappled with a war that threatened continually to overwhelm them.
Their story also shares glimpses of the tiny joys that kept them going: the dear friends they made – and sometimes lost – along the way. They Poured Fire On Us From the Sky is a lyrical, captivating portrait of a childhood hurled into wartime and how three very young boys had the good fortune and belief in themselves to survive.