"Only two days earlier, Akeer had complained noisily and length about the pains in her stomach. Nya had been annoyed by whiling. Now she felt guilty" (Park 39).
Are you okay?
"As the men approached, [Salva] could see that they were armed with guns and machetes. The men began shouting" (Park 62).
"Sit down! Hands on your heads! All of you, now!"
"I need only to get through the rest of this day,[Salva] told himself. This day and no other" (Park 73)
Salva was left on his own. He lost his family. He almost had no reasons to keep fighting for his life. But thought that made him survive was thought that his family wanted him never give up,to keep their memories and stay alive no matter what. Salva's reasoning about why should he keeping living perfectly demonstrates an external conflict he faced.
"This day and no other"
Nya's family moved to the river because of the dry season. Because of this, they started drinking dirty water. Therefore, Akeer, Nya's sister, got really sick. Nya felt guilty that she didn't listen to her sister when she was complaining abot pains in her stomach. She was worrying about Akeer. That's the internal confict Nya faced, she needed to overcome her worries and stop blamig herself to help Akeer as much as possible.
internal conflict: man vs. self
Time in the desert wasn't easy. Salva's tribe faced a lot challenges. But the most dangerous external conflict they had to overcome was when they met Nuer tribe. As we already know, Dinka and Nuer tribes were fighting over the years. So, when the tribe where Salve was (Dinka), met another one (Nuer) one of the most important events happened. People from Nuer robbed Dinka and killed Salva's Uncle. Therefore, this event is a perfect example of dangerous external conflict (tribe vs. tribe) that our main character had to face.