When Mondiant Dogon, a Bagogwe Tutsi born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was three years old, his father's friend warned the family they were to be killed within hours. Dogon's family fled to Rwanda. For much of his life, Dogon and his family ate barely enough to keep themselves from starving. He fled back to Congo, but there he was imprisoned and left without any option but to become a child soldier. Eventually he'd emerge as an advocate for his people. Through his writing, Dogon took control of his own narrative and spoke up for forever refugees everywhere.