ALEPHO DENG

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Biography

In 1987, when Alephonsion, (Alepho) Deng was seven years old, his village in Southern Sudan was attacked by his own government troops. To avoid capture he ran into the night with many other young boys. Without food, water, shoes or parents, he crossed 1,000 miles of lion and crocodile infested territory. After five years of fleeing war, starvation and wild animals, he reached Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya and began his education.

Nine years later, in 2001, the U.S. Government welcomed Alephonsion Deng as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan.

After a nine-month stint as at Ralph's grocery store in San Diego, Alepho was cast in the Russell Crowe movie Master and Commander. In a sudden and unusual juxtaposition, this young African man spent six months on the set in Rosarito, Mexico where he learned to sail a tall ship, fire a cannon and swordfight.

Alepho has spoken to over 100 schools, universities, clubs and organizations about his extraordinary story of survival in Africa, adapting to his life in the United States and his hope for peace in the world.

His memoir, written with his brother, Benson, and cousin, Benjamin, entitled, They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky was a Los Angeles Times Bestseller and has won many awards including the Christopher Award and Washington Post's Top 100 books of the year.

My story is not one of sorrow, pity or feeling bad. In fact, it is a celebration of the spirit of mankind, of the goodness in the world, and of fortitude, faith and caring. As my journey has taught me, you cannot change what has happened but you can create your own future." In 1987, when Alephonsion, (Alepho) Deng was seven years old, his village in Southern Sudan was attacked by his own government troops. To avoid capture he ran into the night with many other young boys. Without food, water, shoes or parents, he crossed 1,000 miles of lion and crocodile infested territory. After five years of fleeing war, starvation and wild animals, he reached Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya and began his education.

Nine years later, in 2001, the U.S. Government welcomed Alephonsion Deng as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan.

After a nine-month stint as at Ralph's grocery store in San Diego, Alepho was cast in the Russell Crowe movie Master and Commander. In a sudden and unusual juxtaposition, this young African man spent six months on the set in Rosarito, Mexico where he learned to sail a tall ship, fire a cannon and swordfight.

Alepho has spoken to over 100 schools, universities, clubs and organizations about his extraordinary story of survival in Africa, adapting to his life in the United States and his hope for peace in the world.

His memoir, written with his brother, Benson, and cousin, Benjamin, entitled, They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky was a Los Angeles Times Bestseller and has won many awards including the Christopher Award and Washington Post's Top 100 books of the year.

My story is not one of sorrow, pity or feeling bad. In fact, it is a celebration of the spirit of mankind, of the goodness in the world, and of fortitude, faith and caring. As my journey has taught me, you cannot change what has happened but you can create your own future."

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  • They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan (2006)

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