John Dau Writing Styles in Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan

John Dau
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Perspective

This is a true story told from the viewpoint of adults who experienced life as refugees during their years of growing up. Although they came from different backgrounds (Martha, an urban background and John, a rural background), they both ended up in refugee camps, separated from their parents. Their stories were similar to each other, and yet different because of their ages and the fact that one was male and one was female. Because of this, they are able to share the refugee stories and experiences with universal appeal.

Both Martha and John were part of the Dinka people group. They both were grounded in Dinka traditions, yet had to let go of some of the traditions due to the war and life in the refugee camps. This story shows how they continued to keep the Dinka traditions such as bravery and storytelling alive in order to instill...

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