Uh Oh. My Group left me behind! What will I do now!!!
I think we are going to Ethiopia.
Marial, do you know where we are going?
I will prove to the group that I am strong. I will finish the trip like Uncle and Marial would have wanted me too.
Salva is traveling with a group of people to a refugee camp to be safe from the Sudan War. While sleeping with them, he is left behind by the group. He has no idea where he is or what to do.
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With help from an old woman, Salva is able to find another group to travel with. Salva even makes a new friend named Marial and finds his long lost Uncle Jewirr.
Get out of Ethiopia!!!
After a little while more walking, both Marial and Uncle are dead. Marial, eaten by a lion, and Uncle, killed by an enemy tribe. With his Uncle gone, the group now treats Salva very poorly. Salva decides to become less dependant on the group, to be strong, and to make it to the refugee camp-like Uncle and Marial would have wanted him to do.
This way guys!!
Salva is finally able to make into the refugee camp. When he gets there, he is seprated from his group and is put with other boys his age. he stays there fore several years.
The Ethiopian government falls, and everyone, including Salva, is forced to leave the refugee camp and cross the Gile River, which is very rough and full of crocodiles. More than a thousand people died that day, but Salva is one of the lucky ones and crosses the river safely.
After crossing the Gile river, Salva decides it would be best if he went to the refugee camps in Kenya. He ends up becoming the leader of a group of over 1700 boys. After walking for almost a year and a half, the group finally makes to safety in the refugee ca