Friday, January 12, 2007

What is the What by Dave Eggers

I have admired the work of Dave Eggers for a while, and do moreso now for the worth of this novel. Eggers interviewed Sudanese Lost Boy Valentino Achak Deng about his journey out of Sudan, his life in the refugee camps, and finally his difficult transition to life in the U. S. Eggers fictionalized his story into a novel that is so sad and so moving. I am amazed at the resilience of Deng and overcome by number of displaced persons from Africa that his story represents.

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