A Long Way Gone: The True Story of a Child Soldier

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The first-person account of a 26-year-old who fought in the war in Sierra Leone as a 12-year-old boy.`My new friends have begun to suspect that 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. There are more than ...

A Long Way Gone: The True Story of a Child Soldier 2008, HarperPerennial, London

ISBN-13: 9780007247097

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