Many people died so that South Sudan may be free. Except for the stories of those in the top echelons of the liberation struggle, the stories and important contributions of less known, equally worthy martyrs has not been told. This book tells the story of one of these remarkable people, Dr. Timothy Tutlam.
Written from a son’s perspective, the book narrates how a boy, who first left his native village in search of healthcare services for his ailing father, ended up becoming a physician providing medical care to his people in refugee camps and in the frontlines; his journey to join the first liberation movement; his small but important contributions to the struggle; his trials and tribulations; and his ultimate sacrifice while serving his people.
Nhial Tutlam is the third son of the late Dr. Timothy Tutlam. He holds a Master of Public Health degree and has worked for a number of years as a research coordinator at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Missouri. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Health Studies with a concentration in Epidemiology at Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice. Mr. Tutlam believes that all the people of South Sudan suffered equally and contributed in one way or another to the liberation of South Sudan and their stories must be told because this will help future generations appreciate the sacrifices of all those who came before them and strive to build a better country for future generations.