The Lost Boy
In 1987, a small Sudanese boy is carried into Panyido Refugee Camp, Ethiopia, on the shoulders of his uncle. He doesn’t know why he is there, and he doesn’t know where his parents are. He doesn’t know if he will ever see his family again.
So begins Aher Arop Bol’s story – an epic quest for survival, education, family, and meaning – and the journey that will see him flee Sudan as a young child, and return many years later, via Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Parentless, but not without friends; discriminated against, but not without ambition; alone, but not without hope – Aher’s story is a testament to the incredible will of one boy who refused to remain lost.