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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

Meet Ishmael Beah,

A boy soldier from Sierra Leone

He has a website and you can read more about him here

His family Killed

and he

a mere boy

forced to fight, to wander, to kill

in a kill or be killed world

alone and afraid..

where will his story go?

it will take you into the jungles

through the dessert

into the heart of a boy

struggling to understand the violence around him

The story is not pretty.

You’ll want to put it down, thinking of young boys and the terrible violence they were witness to and forced to take part in

You won’t be able to put it down, as you read the story, his story, the story of Ishmael Beah, a real person, from a real place, during a real time not so long ago.

Humanity in your face, get the book, read it, then…pass it on.

About ellasurreau

I was first grade religious education catechist I have been teaching for 20 years I have a BA in Religious Studies I have continued taking classes in religious studies since graduating. I grew up Methodist, and became catholic after marrying.

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