Had he stayed in South Sudan, Dani Abud would have remained just another one of the hundreds of thousands of faceless children whose futures remain dimmed by almost five years of a raging and devastating on-and-off civil war.
“I used to have positive opinions about the world, you know, about people. I used to think the best, now I’m looking over my shoulder…an unquiet mind, that’s what the wife calls it. The job has got me staring into the fireplace, drinking. I never wanted to be the type to think big thoughts about the nature of things. All I ever wanted was a stack of pancakes and a V8.