Quotes of the book
“They made us do crazy work in Natinga.”- Benjamin Ajak (213) I felt this quote was important becauase Bejamin talks about how hard life was for him and the other kids.
“My body hurts from walking so long”- Benjamin Ajak (64) This quote shows the pain the three boys went though physically
“I'm not your son. You can’t call me son.” - Alepho Deng (160) You can see the emotional struggles of loosing family and loved ones.
“no matter how bad the situation is, if you can't find any humor, then life is not worth it” -Alepho (194) During hard times, the boys were able to overcome struggles with simple laughter.
" Natinga was nothing but a hell camp"- Benson Deng (214) They watched the SPLA torture there family and friends. It was obviously very difficult on Benson.
“My heart pounded at the crying and shooting.” - Benson Deng (139) You can feel the terror they witnessed,they listened to the screams of those who had been shot.
“I could no longer think much about my family except that I was alone and without them.” - Benson Deng (62) The fear of loosing his family was paralyzing.