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Lost, Then Found

The Lost Boys got the attention, but what of the Lost Girls who fled Sudan's civil war? One of them, now an adult, tells her story of finding love, family, and a future in a strange land.

'If I was married back in Africa, there'd be no school for me, just babies and taking care of things at home,' says Rebecca Madut, a student now at UMass.
"If I was married back in Africa, there'd be no school for me, just babies and taking care of things at home," says Rebecca Madut, a student now at UMass. (Globe Staff Photo / Lane Turner) Globe Staff Photo / Lane Turner
By David Chanoff
September 18, 2005

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One day in the spring of 2000, 17-year-old Rebecca Madut came to her hut in Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp to find that her younger sister, Amina, had vanished. Even as she searched, Rebecca knew what had happened: Amina had been taken back to Sudan to be married. A week earlier, a man who said he was their uncle had come ... (Full article: 1064 words)

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