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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