Don't Look Back: A Memoir of War, Survival, and My Journey from Sudan to America
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
October 11, 2022
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About the Author
Achut Deng was born in South Sudan and came to America as a refugee when she was sixteen years old, a story she recounts in her memoir, Don't Look Back. She is now an American citizen and works in human resources at a meat-packing plant in South Dakota, where she also resides. She is the mother of three sons. Keely Hutton is a novelist, educational journalist, and former teacher. She is the recipient of the Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop scholarship at Chautauqua. She worked closely with Ugandan child soldier Ricky Richard Anywar to tell his story in her first novel, Soldier Boy. When she's not writing, Keely enjoys playing piano, reading, and planning Disney trips with her family.