What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng: A Novel by Dave Eggers

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When 7-year-old Valentino Achak Deng, a Dinka living in southern Sudan, is forced to leave his village, his harrowing journey takes him through three countries, terrifying encounters with Arab militias, government bombers, wild animals and some of sub-Saharan Africa’s most challenging terrain. One of the so-called Lost Boys of Sudan, Valentino stands as an extraordinary example of a story that is equal parts bleak, lyrical, humorous and tragic. Even a resettlement in America brings is a bittersweet tale of social anomie and cognitive dissonance.  Beautifully written in the first person, this epic tale will instruct, illuminate and entertain from the first page to the last. Check Our Catalog

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