Fishing Lessons: A Journey from Sudan’s Dinkaland to San Diego’s City Heights
By Alephonsion Deng, Judy A. Bernstein
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Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
When he arrived in America at nineteen years old, Sudanese refugee Alephonsion Deng had never owned shoes or flipped a light switch. The suburban mom who greeted him at the International Rescue Committee in San Diego, Judy Bernstein, had never left her SUV to ride the bus.
This, their second work—the story of Alepho’s first year in America—recounts the initial collision of their cultures, the growing trust, and ultimate friendship in adjusting Alepho to his new country, and it reveals two very different ideas about America and its promises.
“One of the most riveting stories ever told of African childhoods—and a stirring tale of courage…Beautifully told.”—
Washington Post on They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky
“The soft plainness of the young writers’ voices, combined with their moral insight, throws the surreal danger and strife into sharp relief.”—
San Diego Union-Tribune on They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky