South Sudanese musician Mary Boyoi, who hails from the Murle tribe in Pibor, has recently revealed that she believes her biological parents are Dinka. This announcement comes amidst the longstanding conflict between the Dinka of Jonglei and the Murle of Pibor, which has involved the kidnapping of children in the past.
In a recent interview, Boyoi shared that she has always had a sense that her biological parents were Dinka, and even named her daughter Akech as a way to honor that heritage. She expressed her desire to finally know the truth about her parents and to experience the love that she missed out on during her childhood.
“From deep inside me I know my biological parents are Dinka and that is why I named my daughter Akech. I wish I could know who really my parents are, at least for once I will be shown love that I missed since my childhood up to now,” Boyoi posted.
The conflict between the Dinka and Murle tribes has been ongoing for centuries, with each side accusing the other of violence and aggression. The kidnapping of children has been a particularly contentious issue, with each tribe claiming that the other is responsible for taking their children.
Despite the challenges she has faced, Boyoi has become a successful musician and has used her platform to speak out against violence and conflict in South Sudan. Her recent revelation about her heritage has sparked conversation about the need for reconciliation and healing between the Dinka and Murle tribes.