Sudan, a country in northeast Africa, has suffered many tragedies in its history, including civil war, drought, and famine. This audio interview focuses on A Long Walk to Water, a story about two young survivors of those tragedies. One character, Salva, is based on an actual person who escaped from war and searched for his family. The other character, Nya, is a fictional composite of several girls from Sudan’s refugee camps. Listen to hear students discuss the book and learn how the author created a work of fiction based on a factual story.
Story Length: 6:36
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