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Heartbreaking Sudanese tale deserves an audience

WHAT IS THE WHAT. By Dave Eggers, Hamish Hamilton, €14.

28th July, 2007

WHAT IS THE WHAT. By Dave Eggers, Hamish Hamilton, €14.

Valentino Achak Deng is an extraordinary man with an extraordinary story.

A boy of ‘‘six or seven’’ when civil war broke out in Sudan, Achak Deng is the central ‘character’ in the new novel by Dave Eggers, the American author who previously wrote A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.

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