Pragmora

SUMMARY

Author Ishmael Beah tells a riveting personal story. At the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered the Sierrra Leone countryside. By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the government army, given a gun, and forced to fight. He is eventually released and sent to a UNICEF rehabilitation center, where he struggled to regain his humanity and to reenter the world of civilians who viewed him with fear and suspicion. This is a story of redemption and hope. www.alongwaygone.com/index.html

 

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Sierra Leone Civil War. Wikipedia.
Blood diamonds resolution. UN. (Dec 1, 2000)
Amputation. All Africa. (May 14, 2002)
Sierra Leone’s rebel teenage army. BBC. (July 8, 1999)
Sierra Leone development plan for next 50 years.  The Guardian. (Feb 9, 2012)

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