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What is the what: the autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng : a novel

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In a heartrending and astonishing novel, Eggers illuminates the history of the civil war in Sudan through the eyes of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee now living in the United States. We follow his life as he's driven from his home as a boy and walks, with thousands of orphans, to Ethiopia, where he finds safety -- for a time. Valentino's travels, truly Biblical in scope, bring him in contact with government soldiers, janjaweed-like militias, liberation rebels, hyenas and lions, disease and starvation -- and a string of unexpected romances. Ultimately, Valentino finds safety in Kenya and, just after the millennium, is finally resettled in the United States, from where this novel is narrated. In this book, written with expansive humanity and surprising humor, we come to understand the nature of the conflicts in Sudan, the refugee experience in America, the dreams of the Dinka people, and the challenge one indomitable man faces in a world collapsing around him.
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9781932416640
9780792749783
9780307385901
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subject_facet Deng, Valentino Achak -- Fiction, Refugees -- Sudan -- Fiction, Refugees -- United States -- Fiction, Sudanese -- United States -- Fiction
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title_full What Is the What The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng: A Novel, What is the what : the autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng : a novel / Dave Eggers
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title_sub the autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng : a novel
topic_facet Deng, Valentino Achak, Drama, Fiction, Refugees, Sudanese