A Red Spice, Akol Miyen Kuol is an author, poet and journalist commonly known as Akoldit . He was born in 1974 in Thurkuruk village in the oil-rich region of Abyei, South Sudan. Due to the continuous political instability in Abyei, he deserted the region in 1978 and underwent studies in northern Sudan. He left Sudan in January 1993 and has since lived in exile until the country split into two in 2011. Akol’s vision is to realize a peaceful South Sudan, his homeland. He is committed to urging all the citizens of South Sudan living in the diaspora to unite and advocate for the peace of their country.