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Disturbed in Their Nests: A Journey from Sudan's Dinkaland to San Diego's City Heights

Disturbed in Their Nests A Journey from Sudan s Dinkaland to San Diego s City Heights Nineteen year old refugee Alephonsion Deng from war ravaged Sudan had great expectations when he arrived in America three weeks before two planes crashed into the World Trade Towers Money he d been

  • Title: Disturbed in Their Nests: A Journey from Sudan's Dinkaland to San Diego's City Heights
  • Author: Alephonsion Deng
  • ISBN: 1455164712
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Nineteen year old refugee Alephonsion Deng, from war ravaged Sudan, had great expectations when he arrived in America three weeks before two planes crashed into the World Trade Towers Money, he d been told, was given to you in pillows Machines did all the work Education was free.Suburban mom Judy Bernstein had her own assumptions The teenaged Lost Boys of Sudan who d t Nineteen year old refugee Alephonsion Deng, from war ravaged Sudan, had great expectations when he arrived in America three weeks before two planes crashed into the World Trade Towers Money, he d been told, was given to you in pillows Machines did all the work Education was free.Suburban mom Judy Bernstein had her own assumptions The teenaged Lost Boys of Sudan who d traveled barefoot and starving for a thousand miles needed a little mothering and a change of scenery a trip to the zoo, perhaps, or maybe the beach.Partnered through a mentoring program in San Diego, these two individuals from opposite sides of the world began an eye opening journey that radically altered each other s vision and life Disturbed in Their Nests recounts the first year of this heartwarming partnership the initial misunderstandings, the growing trust, and, ultimately, their lasting friendship Their contrasting points of view provide of the moment insight into what refugees face when torn from their own cultures and thrust into entirely foreign ones.Alepho struggles to understand the fast paced, supersized way of life in America He lands a job, but later is viciously beaten Will he ever escape violence and hatred Judy faces her own struggles Alepho and his fellow refugees need jobs, education, housing, and health care Why does she feel so compelled and how much support should she provide The migrant crises in the Middle Eas

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    1. Alephonsion Deng

      Alephonsion Deng c 1982 is a Sudanese writer He is best known as the co author of the book They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky The True Story of Three Lost Boys of Sudan, along with his brother Benson, cousin Benjamin and American author Judy Bernstein.In 1989, when Alephonsion was seven years old, his village in Southern Sudan was attacked by government troops To avoid capture he ran int Alephonsion Deng c 1982 is a Sudanese writer He is best known as the co author of the book They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky The True Story of Three Lost Boys of Sudan, along with his brother Benson, cousin Benjamin and American author Judy Bernstein.In 1989, when Alephonsion was seven years old, his village in Southern Sudan was attacked by government troops To avoid capture he ran into the night with many other young boys Without food, water, shoes or parents, he crossed a 1000 miles of lion and crocodile infested territory After five years of fleeing war, starvation and wild animals, he reached Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya and began his education.In 2001, the Federal government of the United States welcomed Alephonsion as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan His first job was at Ralph s Grocery Store where he worked for nine months An opportunity came up to be in a Russell Crowe movie hence he spent six months on the Fox Studios set in Rosarito, Mexico where he learned to sail a tall ship, fire a cannon and swordfight.He has spoken to over 100 schools, universities, clubs and organizations about his extraordinary story of survival in Africa, adapting to his life in the United States and his hope for peace in the world In 2006, Alephonsion made his stage debut in the lead role of Ater in a Mo olelo production of Mia McCullough s drama Since Africa at San Diego s Diversionary Theatre from the article

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    1. GNab Disturbed in Their Nests is a memoir written by Alephonsion Deng, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, and his mentor Judy A Bernstein, covering the time Alepho, his brother Benson and cousin Leno arrived in San Diego as refugees with flashbacks to their lives in Sudan and the nine years they spent in Kenya s Refugee Camp Kakuma housing 100,000 people Their resettlement in the United States finally happened in the summer of 2001 And talk about culture shock This is a must read for all Amer GNab D [...]


    2. I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher Nineteen year old refugee Alephonsion Deng, from war ravaged Sudan, had great expectations when he arrived in America three weeks before two airlines crashed into the World Trade Towers Money, he d been told, was given to you in pillows Machines did all the work Education was free.Suburban mom Judy Bernstein had her own assumptions The teenaged Lost Boys of Sudan w I received [...]


    3. Great read I don t normally read nonfiction but this one caught my attention and held me rapt to the end I fully expect this one to be made into a movie.


    4. A wonderful follow up to They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky the True Story of the Lost Boys of the Sudan A dual memoir from Alephonsion Deng and Judy Bernstein, of what has happened to the Lost Boys and Judy since their original publication Engaging and educational in equal measure A fascinating journey for both authors.


    5. Tender, heartfelt, and full of honesty, this is a superb follow up to They Poured Fire On Us From The Sky This new volume chronicles Alepho s first year as an American refugee, and Judy s first year as a Lost Boys mentor Sharing the same stories from alternating perspectives creates compassion and curiosity, two elements currently lacking in America s immigration narrative This was an ARC.


    6. I read They Poured Fire On Us From The Sky back in 2012 review is linked for anyone interested , and still remember how the stories of the brothers and their cousin affected me The stories of the Lost Boys of Sudan still haunt me today, even so now that I have my own children.They Poured Fire on Us From The Sky was written by Alephonsion Deng, Benson Deng, and Benjamin Ajak, with their mentor Judy Bernstein s help In it each of the men recounts leaving their villages when they were sti I read Th [...]


    7. I read They Poured Fire On Us From The Sky back in 2012 review is linked for anyone interested , and still remember how the stories of the brothers and their cousin affected me The stories of the Lost Boys of Sudan still haunt me today, even so now that I have my own children.They Poured Fire on Us From The Sky was written by Alephonsion Deng, Benson Deng, and Benjamin Ajak, with their mentor Judy Bernstein s help In it each of the men recounts leaving their villages when they were sti I read Th [...]


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