Contributor biographical information for A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier / by Ishmael Beah.


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Ishmael Beah came to the United States when he was seventeen and graduated from Oberlin College in 2004. He is a member of Human Rights Watch Children’s Division Advisory Committee and has spoken before the United Nations on several occasions. He lives in New York City.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Beah, Ishmael, -- 1980-
Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991- -- Personal narratives.
Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991- -- Participation, Juvenile -- Biography.
Child soldiers -- Sierra Leone -- Biography.
Sierra Leone -- Social conditions -- 1961-