A Long Way Gone- Memoirs of A Boy Soldier by Ishamel Beah

A Long Way.Gone Beah Ishamel

In A LONG WAY GONE: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Beah, now twenty-six years old, tells a powerfully gripping story: 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. At sixteen, he was removed from fighting by UNICEF, and through the help of the staff at his rehabilitation center, he learned how to forgive himself, to regain his humanity, and, finally, to heal.

This is an extraordinary and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.

When you read this book, you may be tempted to think that it’s a fiction and not a true story. But what Beah reveals are details on how war atrocities especially children. They way which he was running from one village to another escaping the war, how he lost his family and friends is so sad for any young person to experience. In some scene the story is horrifying, on how he turned to be a soldier using drugs and force to kill as revenge. After finishing reading this book, you will know the value of peace which other countries enjoy. Also, the book gives rear story of children who participated in war, survived and was able to rehabilitate. The books re

You may read more about this book here: http://www.alongwaygone.com/

For those in Dar Es Salaam, I have one copy only and can borrow, if you promise to return it.

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