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A Long Way Gone

Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 9:00 am
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When Ishmael Beah was a young teenager, his village in Sierra Leone was destroyed, and he was kidnapped by the Sierra Leone army and turned into a child soldier - a drug addicted adolescent with an AK 47, unafraid to kill. Three years later, he and other child soldiers were brought to a UNICEF rehabilitation camp, and he began the long process of regaining his humanity. That process eventually led him to Oberlin College. He tells his story in the new book A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. And he joins Dan Moulthrop to talk about it on Tuesday's The Sound of Ideas.


Ishmael Beah, author, Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier