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E MOBI #9734 But until now there has not been a first person account from someone who came through this hell and survivedIn A Long Way Gone Beah now twenty five years old tells a riveting story 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 Long Way Gone Memoirs of eBook #217 heartbreaking honesty. For anyone out there who thinks war is exciting or cool that it's like a videogame or a film this harrowing account from a former child soldier will make you think twice no doubt about it As he recalls the fear grief and horror of the situation his story becomes really powerful and one that hopefully people will remember for a long time

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A Long Way Gone Memoirs of a Boy SoldierThe devastating Way Gone PDFEPUB #192 story of war through the eyes of a child soldier Beah tells 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 became a soldierMy 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 shoul. I will never Never Complain about my childhood againOkay that's not true I will But when I let out a sad sigh of remorse that I didn't figure out exactly why I really wanted to be friends with that one guy in band in high school until it was way too late to do anything about it I will at least think At least I wasn't killing people and snorting gunpowderLike most of you reading this I knew absolutely nothing about what was happening in Sierra Leone in the 1990s I didn't know there was anything to know For all I knew we had fixed Africa back in '84 when the First World Lonely Hearts Club Band belted out We Are The World and made us all notice the famine in Ethiopia And anyway that was in east Africa West Africa was supposed to be a little better organizedShows how much I knew Turns out all hell was breaking loose After than a decade of one party rule the Sierra Leonean military got into power and behaved pretty much the same way most African military governments did BadlyIn reaction a rebel group the Revolutionary United Front RUF started rampaging through the country Their initial cause was to get rid of a corrupt government but they very uickly went corrupt themselves burning and slaughtering as they went The rebels were vicious and bloodthirsty and one of their most common ways of recruiting was to murder men and woman en masse and bring their sons into the fold They would manipulate them with fear and drugs and hate turning boys of ten eleven twelve years old into murderersIshmael Beah was on the other end of this His family was killed when the RUF ran over his town along with most of his friends He and his schoolmates tried to run away but were eventually ensnared by the army The army of Sierra Leone were hard pressed to fight the rebels and needed recruits So they would take in boys who had been left orphaned and rootless by the war and hook them on fear and drugs and hate turning boys of ten eleven twelve years old into murderersHmmmThis is the story of Beah's descent into horror and his successful return from it He was one of way too many child soldiers in Africa and probably one of the very few who came through his experience not only intact but willing to write about it I first saw him on The Daily Show and honestly it is really tough to reconcile what you read in this book with the bright eyed smiling young man sitting across from Jon StewartThanks to Dad for the birthday present smile

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A Long Way Gone Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Download ✓ 105 Â ✽ [EPUB] ✵ A Long Way Gone Memoirs of a Boy Soldier By Ishmael Beah ❧ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk The devastating story of war through the eyes of a child soldier Beah tells how at the age of twelve he fled attacking rebels and wandered aD A Long PDF or tell us about it sometime”“Yes sometime” This is how wars are fought now by children hopped up on drugs and wielding AK s Children have become Long Way Gone Memoirs of eBook #217 soldiers of choice In the than fifty conflicts going on worldwide it is estimated that there are some 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 Long Way Gon. Dear Ms Naomi CampbellI have always been an ardent aficionado of your work; from your heydays sashaying the YSL runaways along with Linda Evangelista to crooning in George Michael’s Freedom video Your numerous sexual trysts with celebrated oligarchs and other uestionable chaps were highly fascinating although not marvelous But lately you seem to forego your sadistic tantrums and suffer from a transient global amnesia Is it due to those numerous chalky dust lines running through your nasal septum I do not know whom to believe You Carol White or Mia Farrow Are you familiar with a certain Mr Charles Taylor the benefactor to your gift of “dirty little stones” Aww My apologies if I’m being a twinge to you ruptured temporal lobe Anyhow as an admirer of your never ending legs I enclose a pill to your deteriorated hippocampusLet me introduce Ishmael Beahnow don’t you get that dirty little mind working Beah is a regular teen trying to make sense of his life with his stepmother a father who appears to have lost track of Beah’s life harbors a dream of being a rapper by aping the likes of Run DMC MC Hammer and loves playing soccer with his brother JuniorOh I forgot to mention Beah is a child soldier recruited to battle against the rebels Dreadful isn't itBeah’s story travels to a uaint village of Mattru Jong in Sierra Leone Circa 1993 Beah travels with a couple of his friends to enter a talent competition for upcoming rap artists On his return the once picturesue Mattru Jong has been ravaged by the rebels massacring every human soul in sight The prospect of seeing an old man resting in a armchair is pleasant except once Beah went nearer there was not an inch of flesh untouched by bullet wounds a little closer and the man’s limbs were scattered with sprinkles of blood patterned on the wall Sierra Leone was under an ongoing dastardly active civil war A war that showed no mercy to any living being slashing every inhaling lungs Control of Sierra Leone's diamond industry was a primary objective for the war Although endowed with abundant natural resources Sierra Leone was ranked as the poorest country With the breakdown of all state structures wide corridors of Sierra Leonean society were opened up to the trafficking of arms and ammunition and an illegal trade in recreational drugs from Liberia and GuineaSeeing his family perished Beah runs to save himself from being caught by the rebels in fear of being recruited in the camps For over a year Beah wanders through several villages; passing through dense forests walking for endless miles with hunger corroding his sanity and being alive was a burden itself Running was not a sport for Beah but a gift to remain alive A year after his deathly escapes he unfortunately gets recruited by RUF at a tender age of 13 Beah life’s takes a turn making his daily chores of annihilation toting Ak 47s and grenades appear mundane for a killing machine His diet now consists of mind numbing tablets snorting cocaine and brown browna mix of gun powder cocaine The early day soccer practice is replaced by guarding posts avenging every intruder Following a period of three years as a combatant Beah is lastly rescued by the UNICEF and NGOs giving his life a new lease Ishmael Beah is now a speaker at the UN against war crimes relating to child atrocities and resides in NYCIn May 2000 the situation of Sierra Leone was deteriorated to such an extent that insurgency of British Troops was ordered to evacuate foreign nationals and locals The 11 year war finally came to an end in May 2002 with President Kabbah taking the sovereignty of the nationEven after the end of the Liberian War carnage culminating in the arrest of former President Charles Taylor regrettably than 50% of the diamond mines are unlicensed and used for illegal smuggling of ammunitionsTherefore you comprehend Naomi even as you mull for the authority of your dirty donation and disembark your yacht frolics whilst acuiring a 10 page lavish spread of your chastisement on the coveted W Magazine; there will be festering of thousands other Ishmaels not that privileged to escape the unspeakable perils due to your lacerated amnesiaThanking youA keen observer eagerly waiting for your upcoming crabbiness and monotonous whoring of testimonies