Emmanuel Jal (born c. 1980) is a Sudanese musician and former child soldier.
Born in the village of Tonj in Southern Sudan, he was a little boy when the civil war broke out. Emmanuel’s father joined the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and when he was about seven years old his mother died. Emmanuel then decided to join the thousands of children travelling to Ethiopia who had been told that they could be educated there.
However, many of the children, Emmanuel included, were…
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