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They Poured Fire on Us From The Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan


By Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng, Benjamin Ajak, and Judy A Bernstein

Reviewed by Paula Johnson

Summer 2006 - Volume 10 Number 2

In all of my years reviewing books, I have rarely come across a book as compelling and timely as They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky. This book is about a child's nightmare of being alone in the world, a nightmare for all who have seen the images of masses of humans: mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers, who have been wiped off the face of this vast amazing country of Sudan by a brutal civil war that still rages today.

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