he only country that still had legal slavery at the time Bok was enslaved was Mauritania.Born Francis Piol Bol Buk, this boy from the Dinka tribe had an idealistic childhood that was rudely shattered one day without warning.
This las half of this memoi is really heartwarming and sad as Bok narrates his life history under slavery.
All tha is stated in ruthless detail, and Bok is quite a good story-teller, arousing all the right emotions.Eventually, he befriends and makes his way to Khartoum, Cairo, and inally to the US, where he egins to talk against slavery.
Thi same countries taking in refugees are also often the same ones that are creating them elsewhere.The " Afterword " was also quite naive.
Bok could probably do much better trying to raise awareness in his native country about these issues.
But ostly, I just cringed every single time he went 'oh, look at all these white people paying attention to black me!' I was even annoyed too at the way he talked about men purchasing wives with cattle.
Inexplicably, the cattle raids has led to men being unable to buy wives and it 's affecting Dinka culture.