What is the What

What is the What

Dave Eggers

The history of the civil war in Sudan through the eyes of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee now living in the United States. Written with expansive humanity and surprising humor, we come to understand the nature of the conflicts in Sudan, the refugee experience in America, the dreams of the Dinka people, and the challenge one indomitable man faces in a world collapsing around him.—Publisher

"Based on the true-life journey of one of the Lost Boys from Sudan. The ordeals he goes through and the adjustments he has to make to live in snowy Minnesota, where he ends up, are sad, shocking, and sometimes even funny."—Submitted by Ellen A., Community Librarian