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Salva is an 11 year old boy who lives in Southern Sudan. He has two sisters and three brothers; the time period he is in is 1985. There is a war going on between the government and north Sudan. It all started when a law was passed that everyone had to worship Allah, the Muslim God. Of course not many people liked this idea, hence the war.
Then, suddenly, salva hears gunshots and his whole class has to flee. Salva is confused as to what he needs to do. he wants to run home, but is told to stay with the group.