This book is incredible. I almost cried 3 times and stopped because I was on a Bart train. Its amazing and very humbling. I hope all will read and increase the awareness of the travesty going on in Southern Sudan and Darfur. The book is told in the voice of Valentino Achek Deng and his travels (mainly on foot) from his home in Southern Sudan (Marial Bai) across the whole country to Ethiopia and Kenya and then to the U.S. where he faces death, hunger, losing his fam, more death and most importantly love and friendship. Too bad I missed his tour in SF :(
Dave Eggers is an awesome author (and lives in the Bay). I am a big fan of his McSweeney's books. (Great book design too!)
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