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Full text of "Child Soldier" See other formats Child Soldier Quotes 'My dreams take me back to the killings, being awake is no better' Selected quotes from child solidiers An AK gives you so much power With this thing I can shoot an elephant down. The book is a memoir of Ishmael Beah who was forced to become a child soldier and participate in the Sierra Leone Civil War (). The author gives a vivid description of his life before the war, and especially during the war. The pain and sufferings that he had to suffer and see others suffer are so distressing to read/5. Explore Soldier Quotes by authors including Dwight D. Eisenhower, Mahatma Gandhi, and Pablo Picasso at BrainyQuote. When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope.' Instead, I . There may be as many as , child soldiers, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AKs, in more than fifty conflicts around the world. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. He is one of the first to tell his story in his own words. In A LONG WAY GONE, Beah, now twenty-six years old, tells a riveting story.
A Former Child Soldier Shares His Story In New Graphic Novel "I wanted to change the narrative of conflict and war, especially for young people." By Nick Robins-Early. Soldier Girls Quotes Showing of 1 “a sense of shocked recognition that the wars were incomprehensible to most Americans.” ― Helen Thorpe, Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War. But it is the only way.”. — Barbara Bush, Former First Lady of the United States. “The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.”. — Ray L. Wilbur, third president of Stanford University. “Children are our most valuable resource.”. As a teenager in war-ravaged Sierra Leone, Ishmael Beah was brainwashed, drugged and forced to kill. Now he works to rehabilitate child soldiers.
An eye opening first hand account of the war that ripped apart Sudan in the s. Emmanuel Jal puts his experience as a child soldier into words. He describes the pain, misery, and hardship that was his childhood and the recovery that led him to his life today. This book had many great lessons such as the value of friendship, and the power of /5. Time magazine's Lev Grossman named it one of the Top 10 Nonfiction Books of , ranking it at No. 3, and praising it as "painfully sharp", and its ability to take "readers behind the dead eyes of the child-soldier in a way no other writer has.". A Long WayGone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier is by Ishmael Beah. I was asked to read this book by a Mother whose child was required to read it over the summer. She wanted my view of the book. The book deals with child soldiers in Sierre Leone in the 80’s and 90’s. I found this book hard to deal with. The graphics of the rebel soldiers is too Reviews: K. Child soldiers can be used as fighters, human shields or simply in propaganda campaigns. Countries, such as Myanmar, Colombia, Congo, Sudan, Syria, and Iraq, are some of the places that have child soldiers. The problem is that children who manage to escape can’t fully recover from the horrors of the war. Here are 15 stories of child soldiers.