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A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

A Long Way Gone is the memoir of former child soldier Ishmael Beah, a native of Sierra Leone who was kidnapped as a boy into that country's bloody civil war. Separated from his family, Beah was forced into a martial cult of violence and drug use and subjected to brutal brainwashing techniques. Beah discusses his past frankly and uses it to discuss self-forgiveness, the malleability of children, and the terrors of war.

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