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

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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