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Estelle Ford-Williamson and Majok Marier Print
Date: Thursday, June 12 2014, 7:00 pm—9:00 pm
Location: First Baptist Church Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave., Decatur 30030
Event Type: Author Talks
Series: Georgia Center for the Book's Festival of Writers
Age Group: Adult (18+)

Seed of South Sudan tells the tale of Majok Marier, an Agar Dinka, who was 7 when war came to his village in southern Sudan. During a 21-year civil war, two million lives were lost and 80 percent of the South Sudanese people were displaced. Tens of thousands of boys like Majok fled from the Sudanese Army which wanted to kill them. Surviving on grasses, grains, and help from villagers along the way, Majok walked nearly a thousand miles to a refugee camp in Ethiopia. Majok and 3,800 like him immigrated to the United States in 2001 while the civil war still raged.

Estelle Ford-Williamson also is the author of Abbeville Farewell: A Novel of Early Atlanta and North Georgia.



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