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. Today, most of the "Lost Boys" are identified with South Sudan.
Why does John Dau continue to eat African food with his hands while living in America?
Why did Daniel start “Little Parliament” while in the Kakuma Refugee Camp?
Why is John Dau worried about the younger Lost Boys living in America?
Why do you think the younger Lost Boys living in America are more at risk for losing their Sudanese culture?
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry community Noun
group of organisms or a social group interacting in a specific region under similar environmental conditions.
learned behavior of people, including their languages, belief systems, social structures, institutions, and material goods.
migration route Noun
path followed by immigrants to a new region.
person who flees their home, usually due to natural disaster or political upheaval.
sense of place Noun
feeling or perception people associate with a particular area.