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Author question

posted Mar 1, 2010, 4:44 PM by Big Fudge
Why did the author(s) choose to write this book?

   In my own personal opinion, the authors chose to write this book because they wanted to tell their stories of travel and heartache. By golly, in every single chapter there are life-threatening journeys to "safe" camps. But really, in times of war, what place is safe for the bystanders. "For the first eight months in Panyido refugee camp Benson, Emmanuel and I faced a lot of difficulties; we had no food, no shelter, and no one to depend on. We fended for ourselves. We went to the river and hunted fish to eat. But the river was really unsafe. Local people called Anyuak sometimes attacked us and took away the clothes we were wearing. Other times they shot people and took everything they had."(134) This was what Benjamin had to go through while at the refugee camp. In times of war, people tend to have the survival of the fittest mind set. When the authors had to cross their way through Sudan, they had to get their heads into survival mode and have the idea that if you set your mind to it, you could achieve great length. And that right there is what I think the whole meaning of the book is. Being challenged by forces should not keep you from achieving your goal.
Big Fudge,
Mar 1, 2010, 6:34 PM