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September 2008 Indie Next List
“Ishmael Beah is 12 years old when all hell breaks loose in Sierra Leone in the 1990s. Families are separated, most are brutally killed, and the boys are recruited as soldiers, including, ultimately, Ishmael. Readers will come to understand how truly damaged these children are, but Beah's ability to write so eloquently is a testament to his humanity and resilience.”
— Dianne Patrick, Snowbound Books, Marquette, MI
Simplified Chinese edition of A long way gone: memoirs of a boy soldier. Destined to become a classic of children tormented by war. This is an incredible journey of a Sierra Leone boy bereft of family, abducted at 12, found himself an unwilling soldier, plunged into drugs, saved by UNICEF, fled from war, and now a gifted writer. In Simplified Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.