As part of a special back-to-school series of The Write Time, we visited with three debut Penguin Random House authors. For our second episode we visit with author Ger Duany and educator William King leads the discussion.
Ger Duany is a survivor of the tragic exodus of an estimated 20,000 Sudanese children, the “Lost boys of Sudan,” and has been appointed as UN Goodwill Ambassador. Born in the town of Akobo, Ger was caught up in Sudan’s north-south civil war and was forcefully recruited as a child soldier. At the age of 14, he managed to escape to neighbouring Ethiopia and was eventually resettled to the United States from the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. In 2014, UNHCR helped Ger reunite with his mother and other family members in Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp. He is also a model and actor.