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📒A Long Way Gone ✍ Ishmael Beah
📝A Long Way Gone Book Synopsis : 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. In A Long Way Gone, Beah, now twenty-five years old, tells a riveting story: 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. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.
📒Summarized And Analyzed A Long Way Gone ✍ Student World
📝Summarized and Analyzed a Long Way Gone Book Synopsis : Ishmael Beah made his name known in the literary world through his highly successful memoir "A Long Way Gone" that was first published in 2007. This author from Sierra Leone is probably the only author from the war-torn country, Sierra Leone, telling the truth through his own experiences as a child soldier. However, it is notable that "A Long Way Gone" is not an autobiography.During the early 1990s, the author was a child soldier in Sierra Leone while the country was having a destructive experience of the civil war in the country. The author very sincerely presents the firsthand account of the life that the author had spent as a child soldier.
📒Long Way Gone ✍ Charles Martin
📝Long Way Gone Book Synopsis : USA TODAY bestseller from the author of The Mountain Between Us, now a major motion picture! “No matter where you go, no matter whether you succeed or fail, stand or fall, no gone is too far gone. You can always come home.” At the age of eighteen, musician and songwriter Cooper O’Connor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish. Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career. With nowhere else to go, he returns home to the remote Colorado mountains, searching for answers about his father and his faith. When Daley shows up on his street corner twenty years later, he wonders if it’s too late to tell her the truth about his past—and if he is ready to face it himself. A radical retelling of the prodigal son story, Long Way Gone takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home.
📒Radiance Of Tomorrow ✍ Ishmael Beah
📝Radiance of Tomorrow Book Synopsis : 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
📒Wacky Aphorisms What The Web Says About A Long Way Gone ✍ John Kimber
📝Wacky Aphorisms What the Web Says about a Long Way Gone Book Synopsis : In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
📒The Cruel Radiance ✍ Susie Linfield
📝The Cruel Radiance Book Synopsis : 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.
📒A Long Way Down ✍ Nick Hornby
📝A Long Way Down Book Synopsis : Narrated in turns by a dowdy, middle-aged woman, a half-crazed adolescent, a disgraced breakfast TV presenter and an American rock star cum pizza delivery boy, A Long Way Down is the story of the Toppers House Four, aka Maureen, Jess, Martin and JJ. A low-rent crowd with absolutely nothing in common - save where they end up that New Year's Eve night. And what they do next, of course. Funny, sad, and wonderfully humane, Nick Hornby's new novel asks some of the big questions: about life and death, strangers and friendship, love and pain, and whether a slice of pizza can really see you through a long, dark night of the soul.
♛Publisher : United Nations Publications
♣Release Date : 2009
✿Pages : 29
♠ISBN : 9789210543019
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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📝ODA Occasional Papers Conflict of Interests Children and Guns in Zones of Instability Panel Discussion at the United Nations 15 July 2008 New York Book Synopsis : "Presents in edited form the panel discussion at the United Nations, New York, held on 15 July 2008, organized by the UNODA and the Office of the Special Representative for the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, in collaboration with the International Action Network on Small Arms and the Government of Belgium. Captures the introductions to the programme by Radhika Coomaraswamy, the special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, and Sergio Duarte, the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. Contains the presentations made by Christiane Agboton Johnson on the work to retrain youth in the conflict-prone area of Casamance in Senegal and by Ananda Millard on the results of a research project on the impact of small arms borne by children in situations of conflict and peace."--Publisher's website.
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📒Local Childhoods Global Issues ✍ Heather Montgomery
📝Local childhoods global issues Book Synopsis : This volume considers the problems caused by poverty, social inequality, ill-health and violence and emphasises that these are challenges for children everywhere, not just those in the poorer countries of the world.