Friday, January 2, 2009

Emmanuel Jal - War Child

I just finished reviewing a first copy of this young man's life story for Amazon and it was an amazing journey. A real life Long Walk. He is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, a jenajesh, and was conscripted into the SPLA to fight the Muslim government army during the Sudanese civil war in the 1990's. Most of the 2 million dead were Christians from his home in southern Sudan. He was separated from his family at age 9 and survived countless military attacks, refugee camps and a prolonged military campaign...all before he was 18.

He is now a music artist and his story, detailed in the book War Child will be released in early February.

A sample.

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