A Long Way Gone

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This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them.

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.In A Long Way Gone, Beah, now twenty-five years old, tells a riveting story: how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels 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.



Sub-title: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author: Ishamel Beah
ISBN: 9780374531263
Country: Sierra Leon
Publisher:  Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Size (mm): 142.24 x 210.82 x 20.32
Pages: 229
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Weight 136.08g
Language: English
Publication Date: 08 Jan 2015

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