12 Things You Didn’t Know About S. Sudanese Musician Emmanuel Jal

Written by Alexis Borochoff

He’s hailed as one of Africa’s most influential musicians and peace activists, but Emmanuel Jal was just a child when he overcame the kind of adversity most people only have nightmares about. From a violent gun-wielding childhood and extreme poverty, he emerged an author and role model. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Emmanuel Jal.

Sources: Emmanuel-jal.webs.com, Emmanueljal.com/bio, Wikimedia.org