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Title A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier / Ishmael Beah.
Author Beah, Ishmael, 1980-
Imprint [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, distributed electronically by, 2008.
Description 1 online resource (1 audio file)
Call # eAUDIO
Note Spoken audio file that can be listened to on a portable audio device.
Performer Read by Dominic Hoffman.
Note Duration: 7:56:05.
Summary 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.
Subject Beah, Ishmael, 1980-
Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991-2002 -- Personal narratives.
Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991-2002 -- Participation, Juvenile -- Biography.
Child soldiers -- Sierra Leone -- Biography.
Sierra Leone -- Social conditions -- 1961-
Beah, Ishmael, 1980- (OCoLC)fst01644233
Child soldiers. (OCoLC)fst00854677
Military participation -- Juvenile. (OCoLC)fst01353736
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Sierra Leone. (OCoLC)fst01210248
Sierra Leone Civil War (Sierra Leone : 1991-2002) (OCoLC)fst01721073
Since 1961
Genre Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Personal narratives. (OCoLC)fst01423843
Addl. Author Hoffman, Dominic.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Audible, Inc.
ISBN 9781427222404 (electronic audio bk.)
1427222401 (electronic audio bk.)

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