God Grew Tired of Us A Memoir MOBI ´ Grew Tired of

A tale of suffering tragedy and sorrow redeemed by indomitable resolve and a stubborn refusal to despair it is set in a Sudan shadowed by unrelenting war and ruthless violence yet illuminated by faith generosity and steadfast commitment to the human spirits finest instincts Its also the eloquently plain spoken self portrait of a young man who has looked death in the face many times and come away with an inner strength as impressive as it is modest and a wisdom as inspiring as it is matter of fact One of the uprooted youngsters known as the Lost Boys of Sudan John Bul Dau was 12 years old when civil war ravaged his village and shattered its age old society a life of herding and agriculture marked by dignity respect and the simple virtues of Dinka tribal tradition As tracer bullets split the night and mortar shells exploded around him John fled into the darknessthe first terrified moments of a journey that would lead him thousands of miles into an exile that was to last many years Johns memoir of his Dinka childhood shows African life and values at their best while his searing account of hardship famine and war also testifies to human resilience and kindness In an era of cultural clashes his often humorous stories of adapting to life in the United States offer proof that we can bridge our differences peacefully John Bul Daus quiet pride true humility deep seriousness compassionate courage and remarkable achievements will take every readers breath awayA tale of suffering tragedy and sorrow redeemed by indomitable resolve and a stubborn refusal to despair it is set in a Sudan shadowed by unrelenting war and ruthless violence yet illuminated by faith generosity and steadfast commitment to the human spirits finest instincts Its also the eloquently plain spoken self portrait of a young man who has looked death in the face many times and come away with an inner strength as impressive as it is modest and a wisdom as inspiring as it is matter of fact One of the uprooted youngsters known as the Lost Boys of Sudan John Bul Dau was 12 years old when civil war ravaged his village and shattered its age old society a life of herding and agriculture marked by dignity respect and the simple virtues of Dinka tribal tradition As tracer bullets split the night and mortar shells exploded around him John fled into the darknessthe first terrified moments of a journey that would lead him thousands of miles into an exile that was to last many years Johns memoir of his Dinka childhood shows African life and values at their best while his searing account of hardship famine and war also testifies to human resilience and kindness In an era of cultural clashes his often humorous stories of adapting to life in the United States offer proof that we can bridge our differences peacefully John Bul Daus quiet pride true humility deep seriousness compassionate courage and remarkable achievements will take every readers breath awayA tale of suffering tragedy and sorrow redeemed by indomitable resolve and a stubborn refusal to despair it is set in a Sudan shadowed by unrelenting war and ruthless violence yet illuminated by faith generosity and steadfast commitment to the human spirits finest instincts Its also the eloquently plain spoken self portrait of a young man who has looked death in the face many times and come away with an inner strength as impressive as it is modest and a wisdom as inspiring as it is matter of fact One of the uprooted youngsters known as the Lost Boys of Sudan John Bul Dau was 12 years old when civil war ravaged his village and shattered its age old society a life of herding and agriculture marked by dignity respect and the simple virtues of Dinka tribal tradition As tracer bullets split the night and mortar shells exploded around him John fled into the darknessthe first terrified moments of a journey that would lead him thousands of miles into an exile that was to last many years Johns memoir of his Dinka childhood shows African life and values at their best while his searing account of hardship famine and war also testifies to human resilience and kindness In an era of cultural clashes his often humorous stories of adapting to life in the United States offer proof that we can bridge our differences peacefully John Bul Daus quiet pride true humility deep seriousness compassionate courage and remarkable achievements will take every readers breath away


9 thoughts on “God Grew Tired of Us A Memoir

  1. says:

    A beautifully written and very moving story Was especially interested in the author's observations of life in America taking us back to how so called civilisation can be a bit ridiculous to those with a natural and fresher outlook on life I enjoyed it so much I bought three as gifts for family members