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A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone
Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

by Ishmael Beah

  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Release : 2007-04-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780374706524
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Long Way Gone

Long Way Gone
A Book

by Charles Martin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780718084714
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cooper O Connor was a long way from home---both geographically and from the damage he caused. Now that he s back, is healing possible?"

Radiance of Tomorrow

Radiance of Tomorrow
A Novel

by Ishmael Beah

  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Release : 2014-01-07
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0374709432
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Little Family

Little Family
A Novel

by Ishmael Beah

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2020-04-28
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0735211795
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of A Long Way Gone. A powerful novel about young people living at the margins of society, struggling to replace the homes they have lost with the one they have created together. Hidden away from a harsh outside world, five young people have improvised a home in an abandoned airplane, a relic of their country’s tumultuous past. Elimane, the bookworm, is as street-smart as he is wise. Clever Khoudiemata maneuvers to keep the younger kids—athletic, pragmatic Ndevui, thoughtful Kpindi, and especially their newest member, Namsa—safe and fed. When Elimane makes himself of service to the shadowy William Handkerchief, it seems as if the little family may be able to keep the world at bay and their household intact. But when Khoudi comes under the spell of the “beautiful people”—the fortunate sons and daughters of the elite—the desire to resume an interrupted coming of age and follow her own destiny proves impossible to resist. A profound and tender portrayal of the connections we forge to survive the fate we’re dealt, Little Family marks the further blossoming of a unique global voice.

The Living Age ...

The Living Age ...
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1887
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Every Saturday

Every Saturday
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1868
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Sanskṛit-English Dictionary Etymologically and Philologically Arranged

A Sanskṛit-English Dictionary Etymologically and Philologically Arranged
With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, Gothic, German, Anglo-Saxon, and Other Cognate Indo-European Languages

by Sir Monier Monier-Williams

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1872
  • Pages : 1186
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Economist

The Economist
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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International Conflict Resolution 2nd Ed.

International Conflict Resolution 2nd Ed.
A Book

by Charles Hauss

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
  • Release : 2010-04-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780826489104
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Conflict is at the heart of international relations and as we begin the new millennium it is occurring in new and vexing forms. This new edition looks at conflict both as an important subject in its own right and as a powerful lens through which to view international relations more generally. Charles Hauss provides a lively introduction to both theory and practice. He begins by tracing the three stages in most typologies of international conflict: origins, ending the fighting and reconciliation. A broad selection of case studies, covering many of the major conflicts the world has faced in the last ten years, provides the reader with material they can use to form their own judgements about the theories.

Scavengers

Scavengers
A Book

by Yvonne Montgomery

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780380710027
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Finny Aletter, a smart and successful businesswoman, turns detective when Elliot Fulton, her ex-lover and boss, is murdered, and she becomes involved with old family secrets, betrayals, illicit affairs, drugs, and a missing masterpiece

Black Enterprise

Black Enterprise
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Library Hotline

Library Hotline
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home
The Story of a Homes Kid

by Kate Shayler

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Australia's own Frank McCourt!' Sally Loane, ABC Radio This is an important story that has long been neglected. We are familiar with stories of the stolen generation and the British child migrants, but there is a third group about whom very little has been written- their white Australian contemporaries who as a result of family breakdown, court orders or abandonment were institutionalised as children. Kate Shayler (pseudonym) grew up a 'homes kid' in the fifties and sixties. Her memoir is more than just an account of her experience as an institutionalised white kid- it's a heartbreaking story of what happens to a child in the absence of emotional support and affection. Far from being a litany of despair, Kate manages to weave into her journey of self-discovery a sense of community, camraderie, and humour of a childhood of sorts - a 'family' that she was forced to create for herself. The Long Way Home- The Story of a Homes Kidwill strike a chord with anyone who has ever suffered discrimination, insecurity or the pain of separation from family. It's a timely and profound reminder that every child deserves to be cherished and valued."

Leaving Breezy Street

Leaving Breezy Street
A Memoir

by Brenda Myers-Powell,April Reynolds

  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release : 2021-06-29
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0374719403
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Belonging on the shelf with Jeannette Walls’s The Glass Castle and Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone, Leaving Breezy Street—the stunning account of Brenda Myers-Powell’s brutal and beautiful life—is a critical addition to the American canon. Fourteen years old, poor, Black, mother dead, two babies to feed and clothe, and a grandmother who is not full of motherly kindness, to put it mildly. What money-making options are open to a girl like Brenda Myers? When Breezy, as she came to call herself, hit the streets of Chicago as a prostitute in 1973 she was barely a teenager. But she was pretty and funny as hell, and determined to support her daughters and make a living. For the next twenty-five years, she moved across the country, finding new pimps, parties, drugs, and endless, profound heartache. And she also—astonishingly—managed to find the strength to break from a brutal world and not only save herself but save future Breezys. Great, compelling memoirs can bring us into worlds that have been beyond our comprehension and make us “get it.” What these books tell us is NOT that we can all move beyond the lives into which we were born. The lesson is that everyone deserves to be truly seen by others and offered a path forward.

The Missing Millions

The Missing Millions
Why and how Africa is Underdeveloped

by Kinfe Abraham,Kinfe

  • Publisher : Africa Research and Publications
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the most important political historians of Africa writes eloquently and in great detail on the reasons for the current underdevelopment of Africa Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Burdens

The Burdens
A Book

by John Ruganda

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1972
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The play is about Wamala, a simple teacher whose job was 'thumbing pieces of chalk', who on the eve of independence, miraculously finds himself as a minister with all the associated luxuries befitting the office.

Pulpsmith

Pulpsmith
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sugar from Lettuce

Sugar from Lettuce
The Heaton/Lynn Family, the 1930's

by Marjorie Heaton Lynn

  • Publisher : Mayhaven Pub
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the second of Marjorie Heaton Lynn's award-nominated history of her Iowa family. Covering the 1930's her family's biographies are etched in journals, documents and photos.

Friends Intelligencer

Friends Intelligencer
A Religious and Family Journal

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1871
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NADA

NADA
The Southern Rhodesia Native Affairs Department Annual

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1951
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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