The Resource A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah

A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah

Label
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier
Title
A long way gone
Title remainder
memoirs of a boy soldier
Statement of responsibility
Ishmael Beah
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
NOG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beah, Ishmael
Dewey number
966.404
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
DT516.828.B43
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Dominic Hoffman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hoffman, Dominic
  • Audible, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beah, Ishmael
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Child soldiers
  • Sierra Leone
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=196654
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Spoken audio file that can be listened to on a portable audio device
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 7:56:05
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn212625708
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781427222404
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Stock number
8DA506D8-04A0-4F79-8893-07BCD1403C79
System control number
(OCoLC)212625708
Label
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=196654
Publication
Note
  • Spoken audio file that can be listened to on a portable audio device
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 7:56:05
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn212625708
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781427222404
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Stock number
8DA506D8-04A0-4F79-8893-07BCD1403C79
System control number
(OCoLC)212625708

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