Harmony Week with author Yuot Alaak

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Wednesday, 17 March 2021
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About the event

Join us to hear Yuot Alaak talk about the remarkable story of his father who lead 20,000 boys from South Sudan to safety during the Sudanese Civil War.

This was to stop them from being forced to become child soldiers and entailed a four year journey to safety in a Kenyan refugee camp.

It is a fascinating and important true story as Yuot was an eyewitness to the extraordinary courage shown by his father and by thousands of ‘Lost Boys’. Their four year trek to safety in a Kenyan refugee camp, enduring starvation, animal attacks, landmines and aerial bombardment will move and inspire you.

Yuot migrated to Australia as a refugee with his parents in 1995 and now lives in Perth and works as a mining engineer.

His book, Father of the Lost Boys, has been shortlisted for the TAG Hungerford Award.


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Success LIbrary

11 Wentworth Parade
Success, WA 6164

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Email customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au

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