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Posted Apr 14, '08 at 2:19am

ubertuna

ubertuna

2,262 posts

Knight

I recently read this book by Dave Eggers. It made me realise how lucky people like you, and me, and everybody else here are. This book tells the true story of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee who escaped from the war in Sudan when he was just a child. Loosing his home, friends, and family in the war, he makes his way to America. The so-called land of oppertunity. This story struck a cord in me, I was almost in tears after reading what Valentino has endured. He has seen his home town of Marial Bai burned to the ground. He has seen fellow children shot by government soldiers and eaten by lions. He has seen hundreds of people die of disease. He has endured all of this, just for a place in the lower class U.S. If anybody else has read this amazing account, I would like to hear your opinions on it. You can go here to find out more about Valentino Achak Deng:

[url]http://www.valentinoachakdeng.org/preface.php[/url]

 

Posted Apr 14, '08 at 2:27am

jeff28yo

jeff28yo

5 posts

dos any 1 no how to talk to the lower ppl
i really want to go to there chat

 

Posted Apr 14, '08 at 2:38am

ubertuna

ubertuna

2,262 posts

Knight

Why did you post that here? It's completely unrelated. Anyway, you can't talk to other ranks. Please stay on topic.

 

Posted Apr 14, '08 at 2:51am

crazynaitor

crazynaitor

2,959 posts

@jeff28yo you can only talk to your own rank in the chat room I am not able to talk to you because I have duke/duchess and you have lower than that.

@UbertunaI have not heard of that Tuna but it must be a good book is it?

 

Posted Apr 14, '08 at 2:55am

ubertuna

ubertuna

2,262 posts

Knight

Define "good."

 

Posted Apr 14, '08 at 10:23am

Asherlee

Asherlee

5,346 posts

Knight

It is tragic the things that other people will go through and make it out okay. The things he went through (from what you just told me) help me in knowing my struggles could be a lot worse. People need to be inspired like that every once in a while.

I know that as 1st class citizens we do take many, many things for granted. Hell, even having the leisure time to visit this site we should be grateful for, instead of having to out run a lion.