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A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah

Label
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier
Title
A long way gone
Title remainder
memoirs of a boy soldier
Statement of responsibility
Ishmael Beah
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Ishmael Beah, now twenty-five years old, tells a riveting story: how at the age of twelve in Sierra Leone, 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 he was capable of truly terrible acts. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beah, Ishmael
Dewey number
  • 966.404
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beah, Ishmael
  • Child soldiers
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
Target audience
adult
Label
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah
Instantiates
Control code
000042513172
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
229 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007247097
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
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Label
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah
Control code
000042513172
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
229 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007247097
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
map

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