Deng, Valentino Achak
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of What Is the What by Dave Eggers. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Nov 1, 2006 — The story of Valentino Achak Deng, one of the tens of thousands of children refugees from the Sudanese civil war, is the basis for Dave Eggers' new novel, What Is the What. Eggers and Deng talk about their collaboration and the traumas the "Lost Boys" endured.