Ishmael Beah

Ishmael Beah, born in Sierra Leone, is the NYT bestselling author of A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier and Radiance of Tomorrow: a Novel. A UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Advocate for Children Affected by War, he is, among other titles, a member of the Human Rights Watch Children's Advisory Committee. He lives in Nouakchott, Mauritania with his wife and children.

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Ishmael Beah

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Unusual Normality

by Ishmael Beah

Ishmael Beah comes to New York as a teenager after years of fighting as a child soldier in Sierra Leone and gets a second chance at childhood.

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The Sounds of My Village

by Ishmael Beah

A man from Sierra Leone describes his transformation from innocent child to cold-hearted soldier.

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