A Long Way Gone

Author: Ishmael Beah
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 9780374706524
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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. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.

Radiance Of Tomorrow

Author: Ishmael Beah
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 0374709432
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At the center of Radiance of Tomorrow are Benjamin and Bockarie, two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones.

Long Way Gone

Author: Charles Martin
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718084721
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A radical retelling of the prodigal son story, Long Way Gone takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home.

A Fluid Sense Of Self

Author: Silvia Schultermandl
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643502273
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CHAPTER ELEVEN Globalizing Africa, Universalizing the Child: Towards
Transnational Identity in Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy
Soldier Jopi Nyman Recent years have shown an increasing number of
representations of African child soldiers in fiction and in life writing, as can be
seen in such texts as Bernard Ashley's fictional Little Soldier (1999), China
Keitetsi's Child Soldier (2004), and Ishmael Beah's controversial A Long Way
Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier ...

Oda Occasional Papers Conflict Of Interests Children And Guns In Zones Of Instability Panel Discussion At The United Nations 15 July 2008 New York

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Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9210543017
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In his acclaimed book, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier,4 former
child soldier from Sierra Leone, Ishamel Beah, describes how weapons give
children the power over the elders of their community. This phenomenon
fractures societies as children become the leaders, and elders are forced to cow
to their weapons. The above-mentioned example also illustrates the challenge of
reintegrating these children after having been armed. Describing how he felt
when he was ...

Local Childhoods Global Issues

Author: Heather Montgomery
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447305833
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Ishmael Beah Source: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, 2007,
London, Fourth Estate, pp. 105–9. That morning didn't come just with sunrise; it
brought with it soldiers, the few who were able to make it back to the village. Their
wellpolished boots were drenched in dirt and they sat away from each other,
clinging tightly to their guns, as if those were the only things that comforted them.
One soldier, who sat on a cement brick underneath the kitchen, bowed his head
in his ...

Haunting Legacies

Author: Gabriele Schwab
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526350
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Ishmael Beah, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (New York: Farrar,
Straus and Giroux, 2008), 52. 4. See W. R. Bion, “Attacks on Linking,” in Second
Thoughts: Selected Papers on Psychoanalysis (1967; London: Karnac, 2005), 93
–109. See also Mary Jacobus, “The Pain in the Patient's Knee,” Diacritics 28, no.
4 (1998): 99–110. 5. Beah, A Long Way Gone, 103. 6. I need to emphasize that
my specific reflections on postwar Germany draw exclusively on my own
experiences ...