AFRIKULT.’S OVERALL RATING:
This is perhaps the first of many to come. There Is A Country: New Fiction From the New Nation Of South Sudan, edited by Nyoul Leuth Tong is a riveting collection of eight short pieces that set the tone for the birth of a new nation, forged out of the debris and cinders of war and destruction. The stories startlingly depict the resilience and grace of the human spirit in search of stability and normalcy in the aftermath of a long treacherous civil war. Easy and enjoyable to read.