Written by a former child soldier, A Long Way Gone offers a first-hand account of the horror and struggle that these children go through, often not surviving past childhood. Yet Ishmael Beah is still alive and eloquently able to share his story that is unfortunately not unique.
In this bestselling book, a now twenty-five year old Beah details his childhood experience at the heart of serious wartime conflict. Beah was just one of around 300,000 children estimated to be part of more than fifty conflicts in the world. Children like Beah were forced into these conflicts, given drugs and AK-47s. So why did Beah become a child soldier? Because he didn’t have a choice. When he was twelve years old, Beah found himself fleeing from attacking rebels. While wandering amongst the violence, he was eventually picked up by the government army and forced to fight. Despite his gentle nature, a young Beah was being turned into a ruthless soldier. Read Beah’s riveting story to find out how he escaped this nightmare and lived to tell about it.
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Author: Ishmael Beah
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