In the mid-1980s, Emmanuel Jal was a seven-year-old Sudanese boy, living in a small village with his parents, aunts, uncles, and siblings. But as Sudan’s civil war moved closer – with the Islamic government seizing tribal lands for water, oil, and other resources – Jal’s family moved again and again, seeking peace. Then, on one terrible day, Jal was separated from his mother, and later learned she had been killed; his father Simon rose to become a powerful commander in the Christian Sudanese Liberation Army, fighting for the freedom of Sudan.
- ISBN: 9780312383220
- Published: 2009 , St. Martin's Press
- Themes: child soldiers, Military and war, Musicians, Refugees and exiles
- Descriptors: Africa, Biography - Autobiography- Memoir, Sudan, Young Adult (ages 14-18)
- No. of pages: 288