A possie in Aussie

May 21, 2009

War child: “Left home at the age of seven/one year later I’m carryin’ an Ak-47.”

Filed under: African,asylum,asylum seeker,media,refugee — Nayano @ 10:16 am
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Emmanuel Jal, an ex-child soldier turned rap artist is in Australia at present. He is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, whose parents were killed, ended up in a refugee camp and we taken as a boy soldier at the age of eight. His story is similar to many other Sudanese Australians.

He has begun to come to terms with his years as a child soldier  through his  music

“Left home at the age of seven/one year later I’m carryin’ an Ak-47.”,

a film and now his biography,

You can listen to an interview with Emmanuel on ABC Radio National

You can see a trailer of his movie, War Child, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0402tJk3g5U

Emmanuel has founded a charity, GUA Africa, that works with individuals, families and communities to help them overcome the effects of war and poverty

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