Australian Christian Schools Library Network

Australian Christian Schools Library Network

Deng Adut is one of Australia’s best known lawyers for his work in the court room and as a community leader. He is the 2017 NSW Australian of the Year and a recipient of the prestigious Law Society President’s medal.

 In 2016, Deng published a critically acclaimed memoir, Songs of a War Boy, about his journey to become one of Australia’s best lawyers, and was the subject of a portrait that won the People’s Choice at the Archibald Prize.

Having come to Australia as a refugee, following life as a child soldier in Sudan, Deng put himself through law school and has become a formidable advocate. His life story recently featured in an advertisement for Western Sydney University, which went viral on the internet accruing more than 2 million views. 

Deng regularly acts as a spokesperson for the Sudanese community and has frequently appeared in the media to advocate for their interests. Deng is committed to making a positive difference and in doing so, devotes many hours of his personal time every week to activities such as mentoring, advising and supporting members of the community. 

http://dengadut.com