What is the What by Dave Eggers
The story of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee in war-ravaged southern Sudan, who flees from his village in the mid-1980s and becomes one of the so-called Lost Boys. Valentino’s travels bring him in contact with enemy soldiers, liberation rebels, hyenas, disease and starvation, and the deadly murahaleen (militias on horseback) – the same sort who currently terrorize Darfur. Eventually Deng is resettled in the United States, and a very different struggle begins. Based closely on true experiences.
Posted May 4, 2009