By Alek Wek
Alek Wek has been the face of advert campaigns for firms starting from trainer to Michael Kors to Nars and has labored the runways on behalf of designers similar to Diane von Furstenberg and Christian Dior. but her defining moments expand past the runways of latest York, Milan, Paris, and London. Born to a middle-class kin within the Sudan, Wek came across her existence all at once inverted while civil battle broke out between outlaw militias, the Muslim-dominated executive, and southern rebels. The clash not just killed million humans, it created a whole group of refugees, together with Wek's family—many of whom fled to London. this is Wek's amazing, bold tale of emerging from refugee to foreign stick insect.
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There were our mother’s cows, her vegetables. It felt good to be home. Inside, my mother and father were hunched over the radio, listening at low volume. ” They were listening to the rebel radio station, which was illegal. You didn’t want anyone to catch you listening to it. On the radio the announcer was saying that the conﬂict had spread to Wau. ” I said. My father nodded. The war had resumed, after ten years of peace. They’d been keeping it from us children, hoping that it would bypass Wau. But now it was too late for that.
Suddenly our parents said we couldn’t sleep outside anymore, because of the ﬁghting on the outskirts of town. We started locking the doors to the house in the early evening, and if one of us was out when the sun started setting, at seven or so, we ’d panic. “Where ’s Deng? ” my mother would say of my brother and sister. ” All through my childhood I’d felt safe in Wau but it was now clear that even the local police had no real control. We kept hearing about militias that were forming, groups of gangsters with no political loyalties at all.
I didn’t realize that in the village children weren’t allowed to have their own opinions. Especially about things like food. You eat what you’re served. “Have some, Alek, you’re so skinny,” one of the women said. I really didn’t want to eat it but I took another piece of dried beef and forced it down, worms and all. ” The woman laughed. I smiled and chewed and hid the fact that I wanted to throw up. “Eat, eat,” the woman said. I went to bed on a blanket that night, curled up in my sister’s arms.