“Lost Boys Found” is an ongoing, interdisciplinary project that is collecting, recording and archiving the oral histories of the Lost Boys/Girls of Sudan.
These oral histories document the stories of the men and women who were separated from their families as children and driven out of their homeland during a bloody, generation-long civil war in Sudan that began in 1983. The brutal conflict claimed the lives of approximately 1.9 million people and displaced and orphaned nearly 23,000 Sudanese boys and girls, according the U.S. Committee for Refugees. The oral histories tell the story of children in time of war, divided communities and the resilience of the human spirit to find new beginnings.
This collection is a work-in-progress, seeking to record the oral history of as many Lost Boys/Girls as are willing, and will be used in a future book. This is the project of ASU New College faculty member Julie Amparano, with the assistance of students Arthur Morales, Harper MacNeill and Sarah Manyiel. This work would not be possible without the support of the Arizona Humanities Council and the Social Justice Fund.