A Long Way Gone

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ISBN 10 : 0007253826
Pages : 229 pages
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Download or read book A Long Way Gone written by Ishmael Beah and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first-person account of a 25-year-old who fought in the war in Sierra Leone as a 12-year-old boy. 'My new friends have begun to suspect that 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 should tell us about it sometime. Yes, sometime.' This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated there are some 300,000 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.

A Long Way Gone

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ISBN 10 : 9780374706524
Pages : 240 pages
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Download or read book A Long Way Gone written by Ishmael Beah and published by Sarah Crichton Books. This book was released on 2007-04-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In A Long Way Gone Ishmael Beah tells a riveting story in his own words: 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. My 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 should tell us about it sometime." "Yes, sometime." This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 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. But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who came through this hell and survived. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.

Radiance of Tomorrow

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ISBN 10 : 9780374709433
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book Radiance of Tomorrow written by Ishmael Beah and published by Sarah Crichton Books. This book was released on 2014-01-07 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A haunting, beautiful first novel by the bestselling author of A Long Way Gone When Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Leone's civil war and the fate of child soldiers that "everyone in the world should read" (The Washington Post). Now Beah, whom Dave Eggers has called "arguably the most read African writer in contemporary literature," has returned with his first novel, an affecting, tender parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone. At the center of Radiance of Tomorrow are Benjamin and Bockarie, two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers begin to come back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they're beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town's water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires. As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they're forced to reckon with the uncertainty of their past and future alike. With the gentle lyricism of a dream and the moral clarity of a fable, Radiance of Tomorrow is a powerful novel about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times. Named one of the Christian Science Monitor's best fiction books of 2014

A Long Way Gone - Teacher's Guide

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ISBN 10 : 0374950857
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Download or read book A Long Way Gone - Teacher's Guide written by Ishmael Beah and published by Sarah Crichton Books. This book was released on 2007-11-01 with total page 8 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination

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ISBN 10 : 9780813563725
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Download or read book Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination written by David M Rosen and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2015-10-12 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When we hear the term “child soldiers,” most Americans imagine innocent victims roped into bloody conflicts in distant war-torn lands like Sudan and Sierra Leone. Yet our own history is filled with examples of children involved in warfare—from adolescent prisoner of war Andrew Jackson to Civil War drummer boys—who were once viewed as symbols of national pride rather than signs of human degradation. In this daring new study, anthropologist David M. Rosen investigates why our cultural perception of the child soldier has changed so radically over the past two centuries. Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination reveals how Western conceptions of childhood as a uniquely vulnerable and innocent state are a relatively recent invention. Furthermore, Rosen offers an illuminating history of how human rights organizations drew upon these sentiments to create the very term “child soldier,” which they presented as the embodiment of war’s human cost. Filled with shocking historical accounts and facts—and revealing the reasons why one cannot spell “infantry” without “infant”—Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination seeks to shake us out of our pervasive historical amnesia. It challenges us to stop looking at child soldiers through a biased set of idealized assumptions about childhood, so that we can better address the realities of adolescents and pre-adolescents in combat. Presenting informative facts while examining fictional representations of the child soldier in popular culture, this book is both eye-opening and thought-provoking.

The Cruel Radiance

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ISBN 10 : 0226482529
Pages : 344 pages
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Download or read book The Cruel Radiance written by Susie Linfield and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2011-05-27 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Cruel Radiance, Susie Linfield challenges the idea that photographs of political violence exploit their subjects and pander to the voyeuristic tendencies of their viewers. Instead she argues passionately that looking at such images—and learning to see the people in them—is an ethically and politically necessary act that connects us to our modern history of violence and probes the human capacity for cruelty. Grappling with critics from Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht to Susan Sontag and the postmoderns—and analyzing photographs from such events as the Holocaust, China’s Cultural Revolution, and recent terrorist acts—Linfield explores the complex connection between photojournalism and the rise of human rights ideals. In the book’s concluding section, she examines the indispensable work of Robert Capa, James Nachtwey, and Gilles Peress and asks how photography should respond to the increasingly nihilistic trajectory of modern warfare. A bracing and unsettling book, The Cruel Radiance convincingly demonstrates that if we hope to alleviate political violence, we must first truly understand it—and to do that, we must begin to look.

Reading for Action

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ISBN 10 : 9781475846683
Pages : 218 pages
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Download or read book Reading for Action written by Ashley S. Boyd and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-06-05 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book illuminates methods for drawing upon young adult literature to facilitate students’ social action.

مجلة فيلولوجي

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The Big Issue, Cape Town

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Web-based Education

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ISBN 10 : 9781615209637
Pages : 1905 pages
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Download or read book Web-based Education written by Information Resources Management Association and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2010-01-01 with total page 1905 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This comprehensive collection offers a compendium of research on the design, implementation, and evaluation of online learning technologies, addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with the creation and management of Web-based applications and communities, instructional design, personalized learning environments, and effective educational delivery"--Provided by publisher.

The Obvious Child

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105132268769
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Download or read book The Obvious Child written by Roger M. Neustadter and published by University Press of Amer. This book was released on 2009 with total page 141 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is divided into two sections: the transformation of the child in society, which examines how childhood has changed in important areas of social life, and the transformation of the child in contemporary culture, which examines important areas of contemporary culture in which images and the status of childhood have become significant.

The Publishers Weekly

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Studio

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Conflict of Interests

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015075650625
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Download or read book Conflict of Interests written by and published by United Nations Publications. This book was released on 2009 with total page 29 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This publication captures the introductions to the Programme of Action on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms which presents the link between small arms and child soldiers. It also contains a slide show presentation of programmes aimed to retrain youth in the conflict-prone area of Casamance in Senegal as well as a presentation of the results of a research projects on the impact of small arms borne by children in situations of conflict and peace.

SGI Quarterly

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Download or read book SGI Quarterly written by and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Peace, culture, and education from a Buddhist perspective.

School Library Journal

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The Economist

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ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106019077574
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