• Title : A Long Way Gone

  • Author:

  • Ranting:

  • ISBN: 0374105235

  • Format Type: Hardcover

  • Number of Pages: 229 pages


A Long Way Gone Description

The devastating story of war through the eyes of a child soldier Beah 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 became a soldier.My new friends have begun to suspect I haven t told them the full story of my life Why did you leave Sierra Leone Because there is a war You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other Yes, all the time Cool I smile a little You should tell us about it sometime Yes, sometime 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 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 This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty..



A Long Way Gone Reviews

thumbnail Title: A Long Way Gone
Author:Ishmael Beah
ISBN :0374105235
ranting: 2.5
Reviewer: 229 Reviews
Description: The devastating story of war through the eyes of a child soldier Beah tells how, at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence By thirteen, he

6531 Users Online Now