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A Long Way Gone

memoirs of a boy soldier

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293 pages

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What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who came through this hell and survived. Ishmael Beah, now twenty-six years old, tells a riveting story: how, at the age of twelve in Sierra Leone, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognisable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army and, though at heart a gentle boy, found he was capable of truly terrible acts.

Ishmael Beah now lives in the United States. He moved there when he was seventeen, and graduated from Oberlin College in 2004. He is a member of The Human Rights Watch Children's Rights Division Committee and has spoken before the United Nations on several occasions. He lives in New York'City.
--back cover

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Work Description

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (2007) is a memoir written by Ishmael Beah, an author from Sierra Leone. The book is a firsthand account of Beah's time as a child soldier during the civil war in Sierra Leone (1990s). Beah was 12 years old when he fled his village after it was attacked by rebels, and he wandered the war-filled country until brainwashed by an army unit that forced him to use guns and drugs. By 13, he had perpetrated and witnessed numerous acts of violence. Three years later, UNICEF rescued him from the unit and put him into a rehabilitation program that helped him find his uncle, who would eventually adopt him. After his return to civilian life he began traveling the United States recounting his story.

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There were all kinds of stories told about the war that made it sound as if it was happening in a faraway and different land.
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A Long Way Gone

memoirs of a boy soldier

UK Hardcover Large Print edition

This edition was published in by Windsor | Paragon


Edition Description

A LARGE PRINT EDITION

What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who came through this hell and survived. Ishmael Beah, now twenty-six years old, tells a riveting story: how, at the age of twelve in Sierra Leone, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognisable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army and, though at heart a gentle boy, found he was capable of truly terrible acts.

Ishmael Beah now lives in the United States. He moved there when he was seventeen, and graduated from Oberlin College in 2004. He is a member of The Human Rights Watch Children's Rights Division Committee and has spoken before the United Nations on several occasions. He lives in New York'City.
--back cover

Edition Notes

Originally published: London: Fourth Estate, 2007.

Copyright Date
2007

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
966.404092

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
293 pages
Number of pages
293

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Open Library
OL32766895M
Internet Archive
longwaygonememoi0000beah_h1h3
ISBN 10
1405619562
ISBN 13
9781405619561
OCLC/WorldCat
972685040, 271879710
Goodreads
58755479

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