What is the What

I just finished reading an exceptional book.  What is the What by Dave Eggers is a novel based on the extraordinary life and journey of Valentino Achak Deng.  The novel chronicles his life from war-torn Sudan where he lives unspeakable atrocities to Ethopia and Kenya and finally to Atlanta, Georgia.

As a member of “The Lost Boys,” Valentino struggles to make a new life in the United States and through his current battles we learn the story of his life in Sudan and how he came to be a Sudanese refugee.

It is a remarkable story and is exceptionally written (but don’t just take my word for it). 

I think you should purchase a copy and give it a read.  And to make the deal even sweeter, “All proceeds from the book go to The Valentino Achack Deng Foundation, which distributes funds to Sudanese refugees in America; to rebuilding southern Sudan; to organizations working for peace and humanitarian relief in Sudan; and to the college education of Valentino.”  A good book and a good cause.  Sounds like a win-win proposition to me.

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