A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone
Title A Long Way Gone PDF eBook
Author Ishmael Beah
Publisher Sarah Crichton Books
Pages 244
Release 2007-04-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0374706522

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In A Long Way Gone Ishmael Beah tells a riveting story in his own words: how, 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. My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life. "Why did you leave Sierra Leone?" "Because there is a war." "You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?" "Yes, all the time." "Cool." I smile a little. "You should tell us about it sometime." "Yes, sometime." This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who came through this hell and survived. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Title A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier PDF eBook
Author Ishmael Beah
Publisher Perfection Learning
Pages 0
Release 2008-07-29
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 9781606860946

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The survivor of a dirty war in starkest Africa recounts his transition from 12-year-old orphan to killing machine. Beah emerged from Sierra Leone's malignant civil conflict and eventually graduated from college in the United States.

A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone
Title A Long Way Gone PDF eBook
Author Ishmael Beah
Publisher HarperPerennial
Pages 229
Release 2007
Genre Child soldiers
ISBN 9780007262526

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A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone
Title A Long Way Gone PDF eBook
Author Ishmael Beah
Publisher Bentang Pustaka
Pages 336
Release 2008-02-01
Genre
ISBN 9789791227155

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Di dalam lebih dari 50 konflik penuh kekerasan di dunia ini, diperkirakan ada 300.000 personel tentara anak-anak. Ishmael Beah adalah salah satunya. Dia terpaksa menjadi seorang tentara anak-anak karena perang saudara di negerinya, Sierra Leone, telah merenggut keluarganya. Pilihannya hanya ada dua : menjadi tentara satu pihak, atau mati. Seperti apakah perang di mata para tentara anak-anak? Bagaimana anak-anak bisa berubah menjadi seorang pembunuh? Bagaimana pula mereka bisa berhenti membunuh dan kembali menjadi warga sipil? Tentara anak-anak sudah ditulis profilnya oleh para jurnalis, namun hanya sedikit yang berada di dalam neraka itu dan berhasil keluar dengan selamat untuk kemudian menceritakannya kepada dunia. Ishmael Beah menuliskannya untuk Anda. [Bentang, Novel, Memoar, Indonesia]

Radiance of Tomorrow

Radiance of Tomorrow
Title Radiance of Tomorrow PDF eBook
Author Ishmael Beah
Publisher Sarah Crichton Books
Pages 256
Release 2014-01-07
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0374709432

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A haunting, beautiful first novel by the bestselling author of A Long Way Gone When Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Leone's civil war and the fate of child soldiers that "everyone in the world should read" (The Washington Post). Now Beah, whom Dave Eggers has called "arguably the most read African writer in contemporary literature," has returned with his first novel, an affecting, tender parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone. 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. As more villagers begin to come back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they're beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town's water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires. As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they're forced to reckon with the uncertainty of their past and future alike. With the gentle lyricism of a dream and the moral clarity of a fable, Radiance of Tomorrow is a powerful novel about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times. Named one of the Christian Science Monitor's best fiction books of 2014

Thoughts on Ishmeal Beah's Novel "A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier"

Thoughts on Ishmeal Beah's Novel
Title Thoughts on Ishmeal Beah's Novel "A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier" PDF eBook
Author Victoria Schwer
Publisher
Pages 12
Release 2014-03-04
Genre
ISBN 9783656594710

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Essay aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Englisch - Literatur, Werke, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier is a memoir written by Ishmeal Beah. The book was published in 2007 and its about a young boy, Ishmeal, who lost his family and became an unwilling young boy soldier during the civil war in Sierra Leone. He has been turned into a killing machine capable of horrible violence. This book is based on his true story, experienced by himself. Its gives the reader such a good impression and understanding how it is to have a live in the army and how courageous Ishmeal is. Especially in some special parts of the story, the reader gets an absolutely great impression of how his life was. Really good parts to get a better understanding of his life are his thinking times. He is sharing his whole mind with the reader and they are definitely pretty interesting.

Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination

Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination
Title Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination PDF eBook
Author David M Rosen
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Pages 257
Release 2015-10-12
Genre History
ISBN 0813563720

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When we hear the term “child soldiers,” most Americans imagine innocent victims roped into bloody conflicts in distant war-torn lands like Sudan and Sierra Leone. Yet our own history is filled with examples of children involved in warfare—from adolescent prisoner of war Andrew Jackson to Civil War drummer boys—who were once viewed as symbols of national pride rather than signs of human degradation. In this daring new study, anthropologist David M. Rosen investigates why our cultural perception of the child soldier has changed so radically over the past two centuries. Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination reveals how Western conceptions of childhood as a uniquely vulnerable and innocent state are a relatively recent invention. Furthermore, Rosen offers an illuminating history of how human rights organizations drew upon these sentiments to create the very term “child soldier,” which they presented as the embodiment of war’s human cost. Filled with shocking historical accounts and facts—and revealing the reasons why one cannot spell “infantry” without “infant”—Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination seeks to shake us out of our pervasive historical amnesia. It challenges us to stop looking at child soldiers through a biased set of idealized assumptions about childhood, so that we can better address the realities of adolescents and pre-adolescents in combat. Presenting informative facts while examining fictional representations of the child soldier in popular culture, this book is both eye-opening and thought-provoking.