Amanda Paul & Kabung Lomodong
South Sudan from our birth coloured our life pattern because we were exiles. It wasn’t that our parents chose to come here as economic immigrants - we were forced to come here because they were refugees. It took a while to be proud of being South Sudanese. It took a long time even to be proud to be African before even being South Sudanese because being African is being South Sudanese for me.
To come to a point where now we can say, you know what I am South Sudanese and we are standing for peace and unity and justice - everything like that - I think it is an amazing thing to come so far and I’m proud. I have come to a point where I have accepted that this has happened, it doesn’t have to be the future but we can actually make a difference from this generation.