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Main Title A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier /
Author Beah, Ishmael,
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 69423270
ISBN 0374105235; 9780374105235; 9780374531263; 0374531269; 9781439514122; 1439514127
Subjects Sierra Leone--History--Civil War, 1991-2002--Personal narratives ; Sierra Leone--History--Civil War, 1991-2002--Participation, Juvenile ; Child soldiers--Sierra Leone--Biography ; Sierra Leone--Social conditions--1961- ; 8976 polemology--(NL-LeOCL)077609166 ; Military participation--Juvenile ; Child soldiers--(NL-LeOCL)217565239 ; Boy soldiers--Sierra Leone--Personal narratives ; Civil wars ; Inbèordeskriget i Sierra Leone 1991-2002 ; Barnsoldater--Sierra Leone ; Sierra Leone--historia--1900-talet ; Children--Sierra Leone ; Sierra Leone--History--Biography ; Sierra Leone--History--Personal narratives ; Sierra Leone--History--Civil War, 1991---Personal narratives ; Sierra Leone--History--Civil War, 1991---Participation, Juvenile--Biography
Additional Subjects Beah, Ishmael,--1980-
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EJAM BEPAC DT516.828.B43A3 2007 BEPAC, 3 cys Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/13/2013
Edition 1st ed.
Collation 229 pages : map ; 23 cm
"Sarah Crichton Books."
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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 came through this hell and survived. Ishmael Beah, now 25 years old, tells 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.--From publisher description.