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UWRF Wyman Series Presents ‘The Lost Boy of Sudan’

NOV. 14, 2008--Speaker Benjamin Ajak, one of "lost boys of Sudan" will speak at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls as part of the annual Wyman Series Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. in North Hall Auditorium.

Ajak is one of 20,000 boys who fled across Africa's largest country for political asylum. Ajak was born in a village in southern Sudan in 1982. At age 5, Ajak's village was attacked, causing him to run alone from the danger into the night.

After running several days, Ajak found his cousins, both age 7, and other children who were also escaping. After facing dangers including disease, starvation and wild animals, the "lost boys," as they were named, made their way to Ethiopia. Ajak's bravery and perseverance through unimaginable hardships is a story of strength.

He is co-author of "They Poured Fire On Us From The Sky" and shares his extraordinary story with audiences across the world. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors/juniors (18 and under), free for UWRF students and children (age 6 and under). For more information about the Wyman Series, contact UWRF student affairs at 715-425-4444 or visit the web site at es here. Double-space between graphs, no paragraph indent.


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