Category: Sudanese American

There Is a New Country

South Sudanese-American writer Nyuol Lueth Tong is editor of  this new short story collection,  There Is a New Country: New Fiction from the New Nation of South Sudan published by McSweeneys. Nyuol Lueth Tong is attending  Duke University on a Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholarship. He also runs a nonprofit, SELFSudan.

Everyone got to their feet you bet

  Today, English language learners  at the Manchester Adult Learning Center in New Hampshire celebrated their year of study with a culture fair.   I want to begin with a young father, a member of South Sudan’s Dinka  tribe, who performed a traditional dance of the Dinkas at […]

I’M YOUR NEIGHBOR book club celebrating Maine’s new-arrival communities launches at the Portland Public Library

Portland, Maine celebrates nine books set in Maine’s “new arrival” communities with a 2013 city-wide read. Writers include South Sudanese memoirist, Aruna Kenyi in The Telling’s Room’s anthology I REMEMBER WARM RAIN.  High school students who are named by the NAACP as Martin Luther King Jr. Fellows introduced each […]