DOWNLOAD AUDIOBOOK ½ A Long Way Gone - by Ishmael Beah #2020


  • Title: A Long Way Gone
  • Author: Ishmael Beah
  • ISBN: 9780007262526
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback

  • A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah The first person account of a 26 year old who fought in the war in Sierra Leone as a 12 year old boy This is the story of how wars are fought now by children, hopped up on drugs and wielding AK 47s In 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 eyesThe first person account of a 26 year old who fought in the war in Sierra Leone as a 12 year old boy This is the story of how wars are fought now by children, hopped up on drugs and wielding AK 47s In 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 But until now, there has not been a first person account from someone who came through this hell and survived Ishmael Beah, now twenty five years old, tells a riveting story how at the age of twelve in Sierra Leone, 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 he was capable of truly terrible acts This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty Ishmael Beah came to the United States when he was seventeen, and graduated from Oberlin College in 2003 He lives in New York City About The Author Ishmael Beah came to the United States when he was seventeen and graduated from Oberlin College in 2004 He is a member of the Human Rights Watch Children s Rights Division Advisory Committee and has spoken before the United Nations on several occasions He lives in New York City.
    Ishmael Beah
    Ishmael Beah was born in Sierra Leone in 1980 He moved to the United States in 1998 and finished his last two years of high school at the United Nations International School in New York In 2004 he graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A in political science He is a member of the Human Rights Watch Children s Rights Division Advisory Committee and has spoken before the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities CETO at the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, and many other NGO panels on children affected by the war His work has appeared in VespertinePress and LIT magazine He lives in New York Citycmillan author ishmae

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    Commentaires:

    Chris
    I will never Never Complain about my childhood again.Okay, that s not true I will But when I let out a sad sigh of remorse that I didn t figure out exactly why I really wanted to be friends with that one guy in band in high school until it was way too late to do anything about it, I will at least think, At least I wasn t killing people and snorting gunpowder Like most of you reading this, I knew absolutely nothing about what was happening in Sierra Leone in the 1990s I didn t know there was anyt [...]

    Jennifer (aka EM)
    I m sorry, I m so very sorry for what I am about to do It seems unbelievably curmudgeonly of me to judge this book harshly given its subject matter But I can t let the deep empathy I feel for this former Sierra Leonean child soldier cloud my judgement of his memoir I give him five stars for his courage, his honesty and the remarkable work he is doing to shed light on the life of child soldiers in Sierra Leone and elsewhere to raise consciousness and motivate political action to put a stop to th [...]

    Elyse
    I read this book in 2007 when this book was first released It was a year when local High School kids in our area were assigned to read this book Then later in the year Ishmael came to speak at our local state University to a room of than 1,000 people.It was a powerful night Ismael Beach was 26 years old when this book came out He tells his story of becoming a child soldier in Sierra Leone and of his later rehabilitation Heartbreaking horrors children in warting, killing, dying.A riveting distur [...]

    Whitney Atkinson
    4.5 StarsTW Violence gore, rape, drug abuseThis book reminded me of Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys, not because their subject matter is anything alike, but because I had the same reaction to both books Throughout the duration of the book it was very impactful and heavy, and I may have shed a tear or two, but as soon as I closed the book the weight of it just fell upon me and it made me start crying in full Wow This book is truly unlike anything I ve read before I can t even fathom the li [...]

    Praj
    Dear Ms Naomi Campbell,I have always been an ardent aficionado of your work from your heydays sashaying the YSL runaways along with Linda Evangelista to crooning in George Michael s Freedom video Your numerous sexual trysts with celebrated oligarchs and other questionable chaps were highly fascinating although not marvelous But lately, you seem to forego your sadistic tantrums and suffer from a transient global amnesia Is it due to those numerous chalky dust lines running through your nasal sept [...]

    Saleh MoonWalker
    Onvan A Long Way Gone Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Nevisande Ishmael Beah ISBN 374105235 ISBN13 9780374105235 Dar 229 Safhe Saal e Chap 2007

    Amr Mohamed
    Blood diamond Lord of war .

    Nandakishore Varma
    This is a very important book, though not an easy one to read Ishmael s style leaves a lot to be desired, and he is especially weak, I feel, when he tries to be philosophical But he makes up for that with the descriptions of war, to the depravity which human beings can descend to The fact that he does this with a child s candour, unemotionally, makes it even disturbing.Children can be easily moulded And cruelty comes easily to children, because they do not think of it as cruel in the adult sens [...]

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    steven
    The review for this one is a toss up between one and five stars It was an amazing story of how a twelve year old boy survived the armed conflicts in Sierra Leone in the 1990s It s well written, provides vivid imagery, and evokes the horrors of war.The one star is because of the vivid imagery Let s be perfectly clear about this people die in this book Blood spatters everywhere, usually blood that should be kept inside some of the narrator s closest friends From the very first page to the very las [...]

    Ahmad Sharabiani
    A Long Way Gone Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Ishmael Beah 2016 1394 240 9786007642412 1395 26

    Rebecca McNutt
    For anyone out there who thinks war is exciting or cool , that it s like a videogame or a film, this harrowing account from a former child soldier will make you think twice, no doubt about it As he recalls the fear, grief and horror of the situation, his story becomes really powerful and one that hopefully people will remember for a long time.

    Marc
    Gut wrenching and virtually unbelievable to a modern, Western minded suburban sheltered life, this compelling first hand account of contemporary struggle and tragedy landed like a thud in my soul I read the book in about three days, and unfortunately it tempered my view of the people around me, wondering what atrocities they were capable of committing, what sort of terror these faces or even my own hands could carry out under the right circumstances In the end, though, it is a tale of individual [...]

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    Lain
    As an over privileged white American, it can be tough to even begin to fathom the struggles and atrocities that Africans face When I started reading this book, I wondered if the stories Ishmael Beah would tell would be so horrific that I couldn t continue to read, much less comprehend, them However, Meah tells his tale with a blend of humor, distance, and insight that took me right to the edge Any further, and I think I would have shut down Any less far, and I believe I wouldn t have gotten the [...]

    Diane
    If you are alive, there is hope for a better day and something good to happen This is an amazing memoir about a child soldier in Sierra Leone In 1993, when Ishmael was 12, rebels attacked his village and he fled, never to see his parents again After weeks of walking and scrounging for food, he was picked up by the government military, given an AK 47 and was trained how to fight The boys were given drugs, including cocaine and amphetamines, and sent into battle Ishmael spent years fighting in his [...]

    Sarah Arlen
    This is one of those uber rare books that everyone in the world should be required to read If I can cry while reading it on a train full of strangers and feel lifted up at the end of its conclusion, than I think it s touching in all the best ways It is one of the most sincere books I ve ever read in my life and contains chronicling of a type of human experience that I ve never seen and find too easy to ignore, that of the child in a war state on the front lines For those of you who love stories, [...]

    Lucy
    Heartbreaking I can t believe people have life experiences like Ishmael Beah Ishmael, a 27 year old refugee from Sierra Leone now living in New York City, left his home with his brother and some friends to practice a new rap routine in a neighboring village He was twelve years old He never saw his home or his parents again Rebel forces attacked his village, killing most, and causing the rest to flee.Without a home to return to, he and his peers managed to spend several months wandering from vill [...]

    Kristine
    Good book short, simple, he describes his experience as a child soldier Pretty amazing, bc you figure not that many of those child soldiers have the opportunity or inkling to write about it I do wish the book had a clearer timeline and sense of the history and politics surrounding his personal experience in the conflict, but hey the guy is not a historian, so I am not gonna bitch about that.The topic of the Sierra Leone conflict though is FASCINATING, not to mention disgusting when you see what [...]

    James
    I finally got around to reading the highly lauded A Long Way Gone Africa breaks your heart That s what David Denby of The New Yorker concluded at the very beginning of his review for Blood Diamond, drawing on the then recent releases of Hotel Rwanda, The Constant Gardener, And The Last King of Scotland I concur, having read Ishmael Beah s memoir relatively close on the heels of Dave Eggers What is the What and Beasts of No Nation I suppose I could complete the cycle with This Voice in My Heart, [...]

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    Tania
    I listened to this on audio, and I adored the author s accent I struggled to really emphathize with Ishmael for the first half of the book as the horrors of what was happening with him was so far removed from what I know I can t even imagine children having to deal with these situations as a victim, and as a perpetrator The section that dealt with the rehabilitation of the child soldiers were my favorite section in the book I admire the people who have the heart and the guts to do these amazing [...]

    BAM The Bibliomaniac
    How horrific The amount of trauma both incurred and inflicted is immeasurable What these boys have experienced simply to have their needs met is no way to live Ishmael is the exception not the rule 2017 Lenten nonfiction Buddy Reading Challenge book 37

    فتحي سرور
    the worst about civil war is that it makes every one a possible enemy even a child like me visualize the enemy,the rebels who killed your parents,your family those who are responsible for all that happened to you , .

    Donna
    What an incredibly sad story This book went full circle as it covered the life of a little boy in war torn Sierra Leone It starts out with him happily tucked between two families that love him, then he is ripped out of that little piece of reality This story covers how the limits one sets for himself in life can be eroded away by life experiences that pick away at that line, blurring it, especially when survival and safety are on the line Such tragedy.

    Toai Trinh
    Ishmael Beah s A Long Way Gone tells the story of himself, a young teen in the midst of political upheaval, where rebels everywhere are killing many of the innocent civilians of Africa The book is set in Sierra Leone, where many African rebels were causing chaos at every town they passed by Hoping to survive and maybe reunite with his family, Ishmael runs around Sierra Leone, where rebels hope to recruit young Africans like Ishmael himself Ishmael wanders around Sierra Leone, examining the paran [...]

    Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    In the 1990s Sierra Leone, a small country in West Africa, found itself sinking into a very bloody internal war between corrupt government soldiers and armed rebels It lasted at least ten years, and while now the country is stable and has a booming tourism industry, during the war countless innocent civilians were slaughtered and hundreds of boys were recruited by both sides.Ishmael is twelve when the rebels arrive at his small mining town in the south west, not so far from the ocean He is with [...]

    Chelsea Cripps
    It was one of the incredible books I ve ever read The book is the true story of the author s life in Sierra Leone, and the story of many other children swept up in the war there When the author is 12 years old his village is destroyed and his family lost He wanders for years, sometimes with groups of other boys, sometimes alone, trying to avoid the rebels and to find a safe place to exist Eventually swept into the war, hopped up on drugs and handed guns, the boys find themselves soldiers I thin [...]

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