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  • The systematic killing of a racial or cultural group based on their beliefs.   Sudan is 70% Muslim. The other 30%, mostly living in Southern Sudan, are Christians and other religions. Sudan has had a civil war in turmoil since it gained independence from Great Britain in 1956.
  • Sudan is in Northeast Africa. Its 1/4 the size of the U.S. .  52% of the people are black. 39% are Arab. The official language is Arabic. Sudan's name originates from the Arabic word - bilad al-sudan. It means 'land of the blacks'. Its the largest country in Africa. With many individual tribes. It is hard to get anyone to agree on one thing.    
  • The capital city is in the North near the Nile River. Southern Sudan has most of the natural resources. Such as oil and gold.   The North wants to control the South.
  • In 1983, the Sudanese government declared the Sharia Law. Islamic Sharia Law is when the Muslims in the North decided that the other people convert to Islam or they were killed. Mass genocide....   Villages were destroyed, villagers were slaughtered, and the boys too young to fight escaped. The boys and other villagers that escaped fled to near by countries, such as Ethiopia and Kenya.
  • The government tried to wipe out all the usable things and destroy any way to eat--so called "scorched earth policy"  They purposefully starved the non-muslims that they didn't directly kill.
  • The people lucky enough to escape the killings were stuck in mass camps in the adjacent countries. Food was in short supply.  There was no real housing.   Sanitation and disease are big problems. You either get slaughtered or you die of starvation from the schorched earth policy. Or you die from disease in refugee camps. MASS GENOCIDE!!!
  • There was a large percentage of orphan boys in the camps. They were able to escape being slaughtered in their villages. International relief for refugees. The world hasn't forgotten them.
  • Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed in 2005. It was supposed to end the war and genocide. Lots of international pressure on the Sudanese government. One of the stipulations was Sudan would vote on dividing into two countries (North & South) in January 2011.
  • As the vote comes closer, the government in Northern Sudan has tried to stop Southern Sudan  from becoming independent b/c of its resources. The scorched earth policy is being used against the Southern Sudanese again.
  • The HM allowed me to connect with the individuals that were part of the genocide in Germany during WWII.  This project and the book helped me make the Sudanese 'humans'. Makes me understand the reasons for their suffering.
  • The US needs to be careful. The terrorists that caused 9/11 infiltrated the US, just like the extremist did in Sudan. One of the Lost Boys is warning the US to be careful.


  • 1. Sara Gerlach Genocide 10A World Literature/Composition 7th Period Genocide in Sudan This image is used under a CC license from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/waterforsudan/3096677066/
  • 2. Genocide This image is used under a CC license from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/316621367/
  • 3. This image is used under a CC license from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/normanbleventhalmapcenter/2674837181/ bilad al-sudan
  • 4. This image is used under a CC license from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahmedrabea/2661816871/ Natural Resources
  • 5. Islamic Sharia  Law  1983 This image is used under a CC license from:http://www.flickr.com/photos/rietje/3051810775/
  • 6. Scorched Earth This image is used under a CC license from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoriah/3255174135/
  • 7. This image is used under a CC license from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/albertgonzalez/4221851706/ Refugee Camps
  • 8. Refugee Boys F This image is used under a CC license from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/albertgonzalez/4221848270/
  • 9. This image is used under a CC license from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/csis_er/5062485957/ CPA
  • 10. This image is used under a CC license from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/turkairo/2477448423/
  • 11. This image is used under a CC license from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/esagor/2218177476/ The Holocaust Museum
  • 12. 9/11 This image is used under a CC license from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/blatantnews/3951918924/ “ The ideal of the Muslim is this. . . .    They infiltrate from within.” (Nhial, Mills 166)
  • 13.                                          Works Cited     &quot;A Decision for Sudan’s South Has Nationwide Implications.&quot; United States       Holocaust Memorial Museum . N.p., 27 Sept. 2010. Web. 30 Oct. 2010.      < http://blogs.ushmm.org/COC2/757/ >. The holocaust museum is an      organization originally started to honor those killed in Germany during      WWII. They have since taken on the cause of genocide in Sudan and other      countries. The article is written to explain the history of Sudan and the      reasons for the genocide from the perspective of the holocaust survivors.      The history and time line in the article matched the information in      &quot;Lost Boys No More&quot;, by Abraham Nhial and DiAnn Mills. The      enormity of the destruction of people and their lives is beyond      understanding. When paired with the personal story of the book, the      genocide becomes much more tangible. This article provides an excellent      summary and short explanation of who is responsible for the killings in      Sudan. By giving specific groups, times, religious, and economic      explanations, Abraham's story becomes believable. Unconsciously, the      article takes Abraham from a character in an novel to a friend recounting      the horrors in his life.  
  • 14.                                          Works Cited   &quot;From Darfur To a Corner Of Brooklyn.&quot; The New York Times [New York] 11 Apr. 2010: n. pag. Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context . Web. 31 Oct. 2010. < http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/NewsDetailsPage/ NewsDetailsWindow?displayGroupName=News&prodId=OVIC&action=e&windowstate=normal&catId=&documentId=GALE|A223618775&mode=view&userGroupName=cant48040&jsid=ffb0bebff 1459b38eb6875921186aa5c>. This article tells of when and how the lost boys came from Darfur, Sudan to Brooklyn in the United States, as well as how politically involved they are with Sudan even though they are in America. Knowing that this source came from Gale made evaluating it easier, because all the information about where the article came from, and its sources were all there. I mainly used the skills I learned from the information fluency models to evaluate the information, by searching to see if there is any plagiarism or such things as that. This information source enhanced my understanding of this issue by showing me that even if they are a 1000 miles away from Sudan. Showing that these lost boys are still wanting to be involved with the issue in Sudan, and to show people of this issue in Sudan.    
  • 15.                                          Works Cited     &quot;Genocide in Darfur, Sudan.&quot; DarfurScores.org . The Government, n.d. Web. 1 Nov. 2010. < http://www.darfurscores.org/darfur >. This document talks about specifically the Genocide in Sudan. this is useful because it focuses in on the Genocide rather than the whole war which is very use full for an informative paper on a book about genocide. I didn't evaluate this source too thou roughly , because i felt that it could be trusted. It was a government owned source (.org) so it was considered safe. This source was very useful for our paper. It helped me to focus in on the Lost Boys and the genocide that they experienced in the Second Civil War. The information on this site focused in on the genocide more so than the other sources we used which mostly summarized the Civil War the genocide was involved with.    
  • 16.                                           Works Cited       Nhial, Abraham, DiAnn Mills, and Dan Patrick. Lost Boy No More . 1999. Nashville: Broadman & Holman , 2004. Print. This book is a memoir about the lost boys in Sudan, and their journey to safety. Mainly about a young boy named Abraham and his journey through the dangers of Sudan's civil war. The way I evaluated this memoir was by validating the author, and looking through their resources. Also, I used the CRAAP test to determine its currency, relevancy, authority, accuracy, and purpose of this memoir. Lost Boy No More informed me of the this issue of genocide within Sudan, telling of first hand accounting. This memoir furthers my understanding by explaining the details, the reasons for the issues in Sudan and the things being done to stop these issues.