By Judy A. Bernstein
Christopher Award Winner
Los Angeles Times Bestseller
Washington Post best a hundred Books of the 12 months Selection
A lovely literary survival tale of 3 younger Sudanese boys, brothers and a cousin—hailed by means of the Los Angeles Times as a “moving, superbly written account, through turns hot and tender.”
Between 1987 and 1989, Alepho, Benjamin, and Benson, like tens of hundreds of thousands of younger boys, took flight from the massacres of Sudan’s civil struggle. They turned referred to as the misplaced Boys. With little greater than the garments on their backs, occasionally now not even that, they streamed out over Sudan looking for safe haven. Their trip led them first to Ethiopia after which, pushed again into Sudan, towards Kenya. They walked approximately a thousand miles, sustained merely by way of the sheer will to live.
They Poured hearth on Us from the Sky is the 3 boys’ account of that unbelievable trip. With the candor and the purity in their child’s-eye-vision, Alephonsian, Benjamin, and Benson keep in mind through turns: how they continued the starvation and strength-sapping illnesses—dysentery, malaria, and yellow fever; how they dodged the life-threatening predators—lions, snakes, crocodiles and infantrymen alike—that dogged their footsteps; and the way they grappled with a battle that threatened always to weigh down them. Their tale is a lyrical, alluring, undying portrait of a youth hurled into wartime and the way they'd the great fortune and trust in themselves to survive.