Ishmael Beah

Ishmael Beah Tonight, author Ishmael Beah will be give a talk and discuss his book “A Long Way Gone,” which tells his story of being a child soldier during the civil war in Sierra Leone.

Beah was forced to become a child soldier at the age of 13. He fought for three years.

During his years as a soldier, he battled drugs, along with the constant “brainwashing” from the government.

Beah has been featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Time magazine named “A Long Way Gone” as the third ranked book of 2007.

The reading will begin at 7 p.m in the Singletary Center for the Arts.


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