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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.

Washington Post

"The result is one of the most riveting stories ever told of African childhoods -- and a stirring tale of courage."

WashingtonPost.com by Emily Wax

Los Angeles Times

"One can hardly imagine such an account being pleasurable to read, but when considered as a tribute to their character, it is compelling."

LATimes.com by Susan Vreeland

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