A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Ishmael Beah


This is how wars are fought now: by means of little ones, hopped-up on medicinal drugs and wielding AK-47s. young ones became squaddies of selection. within the greater than fifty conflicts occurring around the world, it's predicted that there are a few 300,000 baby infantrymen. Ishmael Beah was considered one of them.
What is warfare like during the eyes of a kid soldier? How does one develop into a killer? How does one cease? baby squaddies were profiled through newshounds, and novelists have struggled to visualize their lives. yet before, there has no longer been a first-person account from a person who got here via this hell and survived.

In A good way Gone, Beah, now twenty-five years outdated, tells a riveting tale: how on the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable through violence. through 13, he'd been picked up through the govt. military, and Beah, at center a steady boy, chanced on that he was once able to actually bad acts.

 
This is an extraordinary and captivating account, instructed with genuine literary strength and heartbreaking honesty.

"My new neighbors have all started to suspect i have never advised them the total tale of my life.
'Why did you allow Sierra Leone?'
'Because there's a war.'
'You suggest, you observed humans operating round with weapons and capturing each one other?'
'Yes, the entire time.'
'Cool.'
I smile a little.
'You should still let us know approximately it sometime.'
'Yes, sometime.'"

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