KC’s Lost Boys

Civil war in Sudan has gone on so long and displaced or killed so many that stories of atrocities and a lost homeland seem all too regular to Americans. But there was nothing commonplace about the flight of Ayuel Leek Deng and Beny Ngor Chol from Sudan. Tonight at 8 at the Writers Place (3607 Pennsylvania), Barbara Youree reads from her book Courageous Journey: Walking the Lost Boys’ Path From the Sudan to America, which tells their story. The refugees walked for months to escape, then came to Kansas City; now they’re set to graduate from college in their new world. The author and one of the young men will discuss the amazing tale and take questions. Admission is free; for more information, call 816-753-1090 or see writersplace.org.

Fri., Jan. 23, 8 p.m., 2009