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A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
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Sep 02, 11

bookshelves: history, memoir
Read from August 13 to September 01, 2011

Ishmael Beah grew up in the interior of Sierra Leone when a rebellion erupted when he was 12, destroying his happy childhood and separating him from his family. By the time he was 13 he was a boy solider fighting for the government's army. His engrossing account of the war years and his rehabilitation is worth a read.
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