Paul Okot ’07 returns to discuss childhood experience as Sudanese refugee

Paul Okot ’07 visited recently with students in Sarah Macdonald’s “Literature of Maine” English class.

The class is reading the novel The Good Braider by Terry Farish about a teen who leaves Sudan with her family and eventually settles in Kennedy Park in Portland, Maine. Paul shared his similar story about fleeing South Sudan to a refugee camp and then on to Kennedy Park, then fielded questions about his experiences and what it was like for him to be a Waynflete student.