The Lost Boys of Sudan are a group of Dinka youth who fled civil war in their native country, spent a decade growing up in a Kenyan refugee camp, and were eventually resettled in the United States. In the United States, the Lost Boys faced many challenges while adapting to their new lives and trying to maintain their cultural identities as Dinka.
God Grew Tired of Us was released in 2006. In 2011, the nation of South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan, and most "Lost Boys" are more affiliated with South Sudan.
What caused the civil war in Sudan?
Where did the Lost Boys flee to first? Why couldn't they stay there?
Where did the Lost Boys flee to next?
Why did some of the Lost Boys immigrate into the United States?
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry civil war Noun
conflict between groups in the same country or nation.
person who moves from their existing country or region to a new country or region.
person who moves to a new country or region.
movement of a group of people or animals from one place to another.
person who flees their home, usually due to natural disaster or political upheaval.
land an animal, human, or government protects from intruders.