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A Long Way Gone - Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Ishmael Beah

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This is how wars are fought now by children, hopped up on drugs, and wielding AK-47s. In the more than fifty violent conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. 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 it is rare to find a first-person account from someone who endured this hell and survived. In A Long Way Gone Beah, now twenty-six years old, 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. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

41:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

31:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

31:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

40:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:29