South Sudan: When Microphones Replace Guns

Bullets to Books LA PRESSE ADRIENNE SURPRENANT PHOTO, SPECIAL COLLABORATION Johnson Mike and Lushy Kay walk through Lologo slum in Juba, South Sudan on May 25, 2021. The rapper returned to the country in 2018: “I want to fight for the people who don't have wings to fly, ”he said. “I want to be a voice […]

‘South Sudan is one long poem’: the music that shaped a nation – photo essay

As the country marks a decade since independence, musicians talk of the songs and rhythms that help create a shared culture and community for people displaced by civil war by Jean-Baptiste Herve, photography by Adrienne Surprenant Future Star theatre and music group during a concert at Hope Village, a new venue in Juba. The group wants to bring South Sudanese […]

London Music Video Film Festival starts July 1, 2021

The online stream of the London Music Video Festival 2021 is only five days away! The BULLETS TO BOOKS music video is honored to be screening at the festival!! The stream starts on the 1st of July at 00:00 British Summer Time. It is free to watch here from anywhere in the world: On the […]

He Founded a School in South Sudan at 26, and U.S. Bet on Him

Exchange programs can produce significant benefits. Not only can they help U.S. diplomatic efforts, but they can tangibly improve lives. Find out how in this week’s #DiplomaticDiary. #diplomacy @afsatweets @statedept — Washington International Diplomatic Academy (@WIDAcademy) June 21, 2021 by by

Bullets to Books Music Video LMVF Selection!

Let's celebrate! The Bullets to Books Music Video is part of the official selection of the LMVF 2021! (London Music Video Festival)On the 1st of July 2021 the B2B music video will be shown in a global online stream. Friends and Fans, you can view this event here: Congratulations to I AM PEACE musicians and film director/cinematographer Achuoth Deng! by by

Bullets to Books Virtual Event on Stars in the House Please join us to raise awareness and support for Promised Land Secondary School in Juba, South Sudan. The school and its founder, Jok Abraham Thon, are the inspiration for and centerpiece of the Bullets to Books initiative, helping to bring peace and unity through education and cultural exchange. Thursday […]

From Bullets to Books: One Washington Mandela Fellow’s Work Towards Peace

BUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE ALUMNI Inspire. Empower. Connect. June 30, 2020 In war-stricken South Sudan, education is not always easily accessible. Jok Abraham Thon, an alumnus of the Mandela Washington Fellowship program and winner of the 2019 Ron Kovac Peace Prize, is determined to rewrite that story -- and he's getting support from […]


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Bullets to Books Screening in NYC on February 12, 2020 at 9pm

  #itsofficial #bulletstobooks will be premiering in NY @bigapplefilmfestival ! We are so proud to be able to tell @jokabraham story. It takes place @cinepolisusa theatre on 23rd street Feb 10-13th. Check out to see how you can make it to the screening! #indiefilm #filmfestival #nyc #documentary by by