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By Michael S. Sweeney, John Bul Dau, Martha Arual Akech, K. M. Kostyal

One among millions of youngsters who fled strife in southern Sudan, John Bul Dau survived starvation, exhaustion, and violence. His spouse, Martha, persisted comparable hardships. during this memorable ebook, the 2 exhibit the simplest of African values whereas pertaining to searing bills of famine and struggle. There’s heat besides, of their funny stories of adapting to American lifestyles. For its significance as a prime resource, for its inclusion of the infrequently informed lady standpoint of Sudan’s misplaced childrens, for its social gathering of human resilience, this is often the appropriate tale to notify and encourage younger readers.

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334. 22 W. H. R ASSERS respect by these people, who, as farmers, are more particularly her subjects. She can only stay a few moments, but in that short time she reveals her character as bearer of a special cultural possession of the Javanese people by giving directions concerning the cleaning of the house when it is nearly time for the harvest to be stored. J ust as she is about to leave the envoys of the buta ruler come and demand Dewi Sri's extradition; Buyut Wangkeng of course refuses and starts fighting the initiating giants.

A way out of the difficulty is found by transferring Sedana to another realm - in sahrang; the bond of relationship is forcibly broken. vill marry all the same ! 18 Now a satisfactory explanation of the lakon Sri Sedana has proved possible from our present standpoint, we must obviously also try, by 17 18 It is not unlikely that also in this manner in which Buyut Wangkeng is served his food we may see a mythical reminiscence of something which actually took place at the initiation. A. W. st Australia, 1904, p.

74. 32 Our knowledge of the play has for a long time been only superficial. The oldest known report is by Raffles (who, however, refers to it under the name brindung) in bis History of ](JllJ(J, vol I, p. 345. ed. of 1817. We are indebted to Professor Snouck Hurgronje for a short description of it (in De A tjehers, li, 211) and the importance of this information lies in the fact that it was the immediate incentive for Professor Hazeu to collect extensive data from various districts of Java and to start to investigate the meaning of the play.

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