Marial Bai

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Marial Bai, South Sudan
Marial Bai, South Sudan is located in South Sudan
Marial Bai, South Sudan
Marial Bai, South Sudan
Marial Bai's location in South Sudan
Coordinates: 8°40′12″N 28°8′56″E / 8.67000°N 28.14889°E / 8.67000; 28.14889
Country  South Sudan
State Northern Bahr el Ghazal

Marial Bai is a village in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state, South Sudan. It is the real-life hometown of Valentino Achak Deng, the protagonist of the Dave Eggers book, What is the What. [1] Devastated during Sudan's second civil war, Marial Bai now benefits from the efforts of the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation, which has constructed a new Marial Bai Secondary School.[2] [3]

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  1. ^ Dave Eggers, 2006, What is the What, (New York, Vintage Books).
  2. ^ Alexandra Zayas (4 November 2009). "One of Sudan's Lost Boys visits University of Tampa, shares harrowing story". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Community development in southern Sudan". Retrieved 5 December 2009. 

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Coordinates: 08°40′12″N 28°8′56″E / 8.67000°N 28.14889°E / 8.67000; 28.14889