A Long Way Gone

Download or Read eBook A Long Way Gone PDF written by Ishmael Beah and published by Sarah Crichton Books. This book was released on 2007-04-01 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Long Way Gone

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Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

Total Pages: 244

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ISBN-10: 9780374706524

ISBN-13: 0374706522

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Book Synopsis A Long Way Gone by : Ishmael Beah

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.

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Download or Read eBook A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier PDF written by Ishmael Beah and published by Perfection Learning. This book was released on 2008-07-29 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

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Publisher: Perfection Learning

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ISBN-10: 1606860941

ISBN-13: 9781606860946

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Book Synopsis A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by : Ishmael Beah

The survivor of a dirty war in starkest Africa recounts his transition from 12-year-old orphan to killing machine. Beah emerged from Sierra Leone's malignant civil conflict and eventually graduated from college in the United States.

A Long Way Gone

Download or Read eBook A Long Way Gone PDF written by Ishmael Beah and published by Bentang Pustaka. This book was released on 2008-02-01 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Long Way Gone

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Publisher: Bentang Pustaka

Total Pages: 336

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ISBN-10: 9791227152

ISBN-13: 9789791227155

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Book Synopsis A Long Way Gone by : Ishmael Beah

Di dalam lebih dari 50 konflik penuh kekerasan di dunia ini, diperkirakan ada 300.000 personel tentara anak-anak. Ishmael Beah adalah salah satunya. Dia terpaksa menjadi seorang tentara anak-anak karena perang saudara di negerinya, Sierra Leone, telah merenggut keluarganya. Pilihannya hanya ada dua : menjadi tentara satu pihak, atau mati. Seperti apakah perang di mata para tentara anak-anak? Bagaimana anak-anak bisa berubah menjadi seorang pembunuh? Bagaimana pula mereka bisa berhenti membunuh dan kembali menjadi warga sipil? Tentara anak-anak sudah ditulis profilnya oleh para jurnalis, namun hanya sedikit yang berada di dalam neraka itu dan berhasil keluar dengan selamat untuk kemudian menceritakannya kepada dunia. Ishmael Beah menuliskannya untuk Anda. [Bentang, Novel, Memoar, Indonesia]

A Long Way Gone

Download or Read eBook A Long Way Gone PDF written by Ishmael Beah and published by HarperPerennial. This book was released on 2007 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Long Way Gone

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Publisher: HarperPerennial

Total Pages: 229

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ISBN-10: 0007262523

ISBN-13: 9780007262526

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Thoughts on Ishmeal Beah's Novel "A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier"

Download or Read eBook Thoughts on Ishmeal Beah's Novel "A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier" PDF written by Victoria Schwer and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2014-02-14 with total page 4 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Thoughts on Ishmeal Beah's Novel

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Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Total Pages: 4

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ISBN-10: 9783656594741

ISBN-13: 3656594740

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Book Synopsis Thoughts on Ishmeal Beah's Novel "A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier" by : Victoria Schwer

Essay aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Englisch - Literatur, Werke, , Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier is a memoir written by Ishmeal Beah. The book was published in 2007 and it ́s about a young boy, Ishmeal, who lost his family and became an unwilling young boy soldier during the civil war in Sierra Leone. He has been turned into a killing machine capable of horrible violence. This book is based on his true story, experienced by himself. It ́s gives the reader such a good impression and understanding how it is to have a live in the army and how courageous Ishmeal is. Especially in some special parts of the story, the reader gets an absolutely great impression of how his life was. Really good parts to get a better understanding of his life are his thinking times. He is sharing his whole mind with the reader and they are definitely pretty interesting.

Radiance of Tomorrow

Download or Read eBook Radiance of Tomorrow PDF 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.
Radiance of Tomorrow

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Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

Total Pages: 256

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ISBN-10: 9780374709433

ISBN-13: 0374709432

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Book Synopsis Radiance of Tomorrow by : Ishmael Beah

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

Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination

Download or Read eBook Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination PDF written by David M Rosen and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2015-10-12 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination

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Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Total Pages: 257

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ISBN-10: 9780813563725

ISBN-13: 0813563720

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Book Synopsis Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination by : David M Rosen

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

Download or Read eBook The Cruel Radiance PDF 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.
The Cruel Radiance

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Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Total Pages: 344

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ISBN-10: 0226482529

ISBN-13: 9780226482521

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Book Synopsis The Cruel Radiance by : Susie Linfield

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.

Childhood Traumas

Download or Read eBook Childhood Traumas PDF written by Kamayani Kumar and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2019-09-11 with total page 341 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Childhood Traumas

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Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Total Pages: 341

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ISBN-10: 9781000699838

ISBN-13: 1000699838

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Book Synopsis Childhood Traumas by : Kamayani Kumar

This volume contributes to understanding childhoods in the twentieth and twenty-firstcentury by offering an in-depth overview of children and their engagement with the violent world around them. The chapters deal with different historical, spatial, and cultural contexts, yet converge on the question of how children relate to physiological and psychological violence. The twentieth century has been hailed as the "century of the child" but it has also witnessed an unprecedented escalation of cultural trauma experienced by children during the two World Wars, Holocaust, Partition of the Indian subcontinent, and Vietnam War. The essays in this volume focus on victimized childhood during instances of war, ethnic violence, migration under compulsion, rape, and provide insights into how a child negotiates with abstract notions of nation, ethnicity, belonging, identity, and religion. They use an array of literary and cinematic representations—fiction, paintings, films, and popular culture—to explore the long-term effect of violence and neglect on children. As such, they lend voice to children whose experiences of abuse have been multifaceted, ranging from genocide, conflict and xenophobia to sexual abuse, and also consider ways of healing. With contributions from across the world, this comprehensive book will be useful to scholars and researchers of cultural studies, literature, education, education policy, gender studies, child psychology, sociology, political studies, childhood studies, and those studying trauma, conflict, and resilience.

Displacement, Memory, and Travel in Contemporary Migrant Writing

Download or Read eBook Displacement, Memory, and Travel in Contemporary Migrant Writing PDF written by Jopi Nyman and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2017-04-18 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Displacement, Memory, and Travel in Contemporary Migrant Writing

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Publisher: BRILL

Total Pages: 259

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ISBN-10: 9789004342064

ISBN-13: 9004342060

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Book Synopsis Displacement, Memory, and Travel in Contemporary Migrant Writing by : Jopi Nyman

This book examines contemporary literary representations of global mobility. It pays particular attention to refugee writing and displacement, migration and memory, and new European identities, and revises the field of postcolonial studies.