When I first went to school, I was fighting all the time. The soldier mentality was still in me. I kept getting expelled. I found it hard to take instructions from anyone who wasn't a military commander.
The only foreign policy advice I heard from China was when they said to Sudan, 'Don't go back to war.' That's all they said. They didn't push anything else.
In times of war, starvation, hunger and injustice, such tragedy can only be put aside if you allow yourself to be uplifted through music, film and dance.
When I was in south Sudan, people used to rap in my village. But the rapping was more in the mother tongue, Nuer.
I don't know anywhere where the people are hungrier for education than South Sudan.
If I sleep for more than half an hour, I get horrible dreams in which I'm firing a gun and helicopters are coming down.