Healing the pain through comedy

By Waakhe Simon Wudu

Mading Ngor’s childhood was spent fleeing the massacre that wiped out his village and killed his father, and then surviving the ensuing ten bitterly-hard years as a child refugee.

One of his remedies for fixing South Sudan would seem surprising, especially in view of his own harrowing childhood: comedy.

“We looked for the one thing that could build bridges across the deep divides that rack our country, and we came up with comedy,” says Mading.

And specifically, neighboring Kenya’s Eric Omondi, whose international popularity recently earned him a star turn on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show.

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