For more than 40 years, Sudan has been engulfed in a devastating civil war between its Northern and Southern regions. The causes of the war arevaried and complex. At the age of 7 Francis Bok was taken from his village in the south and ordered to march to the north of the country. He then survived ten years of slavery. In 1996, at the age of 17 he escaped to Egypt and eventually to a refugee camp. Today, Bok is an associate at the American Anti-Slavery Group in Boston. This is an excerpt from a talk he gave recently before an audience at Amherst College.