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What is the What

What is the What
Dave Eggers
San Francisco : McSweeney's, 2006
PS3605 .G4 W43 2006 c.2

What is the What is the story of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee of the Sudanese civil war. Fleeing from his village in the mid-1980s, Deng becomes one of the so-called Lost Boys - children pursued by militias, governement soldiers, lions and hyenas and myriad diseases, in their search for sanctuary, first in Ethiopia and then in Kenya. Eventually Deng is resettled in the United States with almost 4,000 other young Sudanese men, and a very different struggle begins.

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