‘Backwater’

The Republic of South Sudan has bared witness to strenuous amounts of torment and conflict over the last few decades. Despite the end of civil war, the negative impacts and consequences continue to be felt by its citizens, compromising their livelihoods and jeopardising their futures. As a result, many Sudanese people migrate to developed nations that are laden with opportunity. Torn between a love for his mother and the prospect for a better life, Bol Agok is just one of many that have chosen this course. With the constant challenge of a cultural disparity and sense of belonging, he remains inspired and unchanged in heart.

This is his story.

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