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A Long Way Gone

Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

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This edition was published in by Sarah Crichton Books in New York.

Written in English

240 pages

At the age of twelve, Ishmael Beah fled attacking rebels in Sierra Leone and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. At sixteen, he was removed from fighting by UNICEF, and through the help of the staff at his rehabilitation center, he learned how to forgive himself, to regain his humanity, and, finally, to heal.
This is an extraordinary and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.
--back cover

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A Long Way Gone: memoirs of a boy soldier
2009, Douglas & McIntyre
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A Long Way Gone
2008-09-23, Macmillan Audio
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
2008, Sarah Crichton Books
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
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A long way gone: memoirs of a boy soldier
2008, Large Print Press
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Apr 01, 2007, Sarah Crichton Books
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
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A Long Way Gone: memoirs of a boy soldier
2007, Sarah Crichton Books
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
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Ru ckkehr ins Leben: ich war Kindersoldat
2007, Campus-Verl.
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A Long Way Gone: memoirs of a boy soldier
2007, Windsor | Paragon
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
February 13, 2007, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
2007, Sarah Crichton Books
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
2007, Fourth Estate
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A long way gone: memoirs of a boy soldier
2007, Douglas & McIntyre
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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

First paperback edition (4)

This edition was published in by Sarah Crichton Books in New York.


Edition Description

At the age of twelve, Ishmael Beah fled attacking rebels in Sierra Leone and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. At sixteen, he was removed from fighting by UNICEF, and through the help of the staff at his rehabilitation center, he learned how to forgive himself, to regain his humanity, and, finally, to heal.
This is an extraordinary and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.
--back cover

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
2007

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
966.404
Library of Congress
DT516.828.B43 A3 2007

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
229p.
Number of pages
240

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9424132M
Internet Archive
longwaygone00ishm
ISBN 10
0374531269
ISBN 13
9780374531263
LC Control Number
2006017101
OCLC/WorldCat
838513131
Library Thing
2358731
Goodreads
58755269

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