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War child : a child soldier's story

Author: Emmanuel Jal; Megan Lloyd Davies
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the mid-1980s, Emmanuel Jal was a seven-year-old Sudanese boy, living in a small village. But as Sudan's civil war moved closer, his family moved again and again, seeking peace. Then, one terrible day, Jal was separated from his mother, and later learned she had been killed; his father Simon rose to become a powerful commander in the Christian Sudanese Liberation Army, fighting for the freedom of Sudan. Soon, Jal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
Biography
Personal narratives
Named Person: Emmanuel Jal; Emmanuel Jal
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emmanuel Jal; Megan Lloyd Davies
ISBN: 9780312383220 0312383223
OCLC Number: 233173489
Description: 262 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Emmanuel Jal with Megan Lloyd Davies.
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In the mid-1980s, Emmanuel Jal was a seven-year-old Sudanese boy, living in a small village. But as Sudan's civil war moved closer, his family moved again and again, seeking peace. Then, one terrible day, Jal was separated from his mother, and later learned she had been killed; his father Simon rose to become a powerful commander in the Christian Sudanese Liberation Army, fighting for the freedom of Sudan. Soon, Jal was conscripted into that army, one of 10,000 child soldiers, and fought through two separate civil wars over nearly a decade. Remarkably, he survived, and was adopted by a British aid worker, beginning the journey that would lead him to music: he recorded and released his own album, including the number one hip-hop single in Kenya, and has gone on to perform with international music stars, and to use his fame to help children like him.--From publisher description.

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