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Child Soldiers: Memoir from Sierra Leone

In this story Ishmael Beah, author of "Radiance of Tomorrow" and "A Long Way Gone," is interviewed about his experience as a child soldier in Sierra Leone. He talks about his understanding of the effects of war on his country. Beah describes the lessons of war, the impact fighting has on nature, as well as the resilience of his people. Listen to learn more about Beah’s harrowing but inspirational story.

Civil War Historical Fiction Violence Africa World Literature Realistic Fiction

Story Length: 7:40

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AIR DATE: 01/09/2014

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