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Father of the Lost Boys

Author: Alaak, Yuot A
Publisher: Fremantle Press


This is the true story of Mecak Ajang Alaak, a teacher who led 20,000 of…

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SKU: 9781925815641 Category: Product ID: 122221


This is the true story of Mecak Ajang Alaak, a teacher who led 20,000 of the Lost Boys of South Sudan to safety during the Second Sudanese Civil War.

During the Second Sudanese Civil war, thousands of South Sudanese boys were displaced from their villages or orphaned in attacks from northern government troops. Many became refugees in Ethiopia. There, in 1989, teacher and community leader Mecak Ajang Alaak assumed care of the Lost Boys in a bid to protect them from becoming child soldiers. So began a four-year journey from Ethiopia to Sudan and on to the safety of a Kenyan refugee camp. Together they endured starvation, animal attacks and the horrors of land mines and aerial bombardments. This eyewitness account by Mecak Ajang Alaak’s son, Yuot, is the extraordinary true story of a man who never ceased to believe that the pen is mightier than the gun.

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Weight 0.24 kg
Dimensions 20.6 × 14.1 × 1.7 cm



Alaak, Yuot A


Fremantle Press

Release Date

Wednesday March 25th, 2020


Paperback / softback

Main content page count

232 Pages