A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
By Ishmael Beah
- Author: Ishmael Beah
- Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux
- Published: February 2007
- ISBN-10: 0374105235
- ISBN-13: 9780374105235
- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2007
- Subject: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
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The current attention to the many plights and atrocities of the developing African nations does not diminish the power and intensity of stories such as Ishmael Beah. In his debut memoir, 'Long Way Gone' the Sierra Leone expatriate chronicles his induction into the government army at the age of thirteen and his brutal introduction to the rebel war for insurrection. Rescued at sixteen by UNICEF aid workers and rescued from drug abuse and violent trauma, Beah would live to regain his humanity and compose this extraordinary memoir of mesmerizing and honest first-person accounts of his homeland's fierce struggle.
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