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A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier

Author: Ishmael Beah
Publisher: New York, NY Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
Named Person: Ishmael Beah; Ishmael Beah
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 0374105235 0374531269 9780374105235 9780374531263
OCLC Number: 838513131
Notes: "Sarah Crichton books"
Orig. publ. in hardcover: New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007
Description: 229 S. Kt. 21 cm
Responsibility: Ishmael Beah
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What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? This title tells the author's story: how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence.  Read more...

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