12.02.2011 08.Adar l, 5771
As South Sudan barrels toward independence, hundreds of asylum seekers are returning home to help build the new state. One is hoping to duplicate the Israeli kibbutz there.
The kibbutz movement is dying? Don't tell Emmanuel Logoro. "I have a dream," he says, sitting in his hut near a plastic Christmas tree that he brought home from Eilat, and taking out a briefcase filled with diagrams of a kibbutz's organizational structure. "I have plans."
Logoro, 29, tall, muscular and talking a mile a minute in perfect Hebrew – complete with all the requisite slang – was one of the very first Sudanese asylum seekers to cross the border into Israel from Egypt, back in January 2006. He knew nothing about the country, he says, except what he had read in his Bible….