A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone Author Ishmael Beah
ISBN-10 0374706522
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 240
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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.



LION

LION Author Saroo Brierley
ISBN-10 9783843709705
Release 2014-10-10
Pages 304
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Es ist ein Tag wie jeder andere im Leben des fünfjährigen Saroo: Auf dem Bahnhof einer indischen Kleinstadt sucht er nach Münzen und Essensresten. Schließlich schläft er vor Erschöpfung in einem wartenden Zug ein. Der fährt den kleinen Jungen ans andere Ende von Indien, nach Kalkutta. Völlig alleine an einem der gefährlichsten Orte der Welt schlägt er sich wochenlang auf der Straße durch, landet im Waisenhaus und gelangt so zu den Brierleys, die Saroo ein neues Zuhause in Australien schenken. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre später macht sich Saroo mit Hilfe von Google Earth auf die Suche nach seiner leiblichen Familie. Am Bildschirm fährt er Nacht für Nacht das Zugnetz von Indien ab. Das Unglaubliche passiert: Er findet ein Dorf, das dem Bild in seiner Erinnerung entspricht – und macht sich auf den Weg ...



Radiance of Tomorrow

Radiance of Tomorrow Author Ishmael Beah
ISBN-10 9780374709433
Release 2014-01-07
Pages 256
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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



Wacky Aphorisms What the Web Says about a Long Way Gone

Wacky Aphorisms  What the Web Says about a Long Way Gone Author John Kimber
ISBN-10 551703490X
Release 2013-04
Pages 44
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.



R ckkehr ins Leben

R  ckkehr ins Leben Author Ishmael Beah
ISBN-10 3492252303
Release 2008
Pages 273
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R ckkehr ins Leben has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from R ckkehr ins Leben also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full R ckkehr ins Leben book for free.



Thoughts on Ishmeal Beah s Novel A Long Way Gone Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Thoughts on Ishmeal Beah s Novel  A Long Way Gone  Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Author Victoria Schwer
ISBN-10 9783656594741
Release 2014-02-14
Pages 4
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Essay aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Englisch - Literatur, Werke, , Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier is a memoir written by Ishmeal Beah. The book was published in 2007 and it ́s about a young boy, Ishmeal, who lost his family and became an unwilling young boy soldier during the civil war in Sierra Leone. He has been turned into a killing machine capable of horrible violence. This book is based on his true story, experienced by himself. It ́s gives the reader such a good impression and understanding how it is to have a live in the army and how courageous Ishmeal is. Especially in some special parts of the story, the reader gets an absolutely great impression of how his life was. Really good parts to get a better understanding of his life are his thinking times. He is sharing his whole mind with the reader and they are definitely pretty interesting.



Ismael

Ismael Author Daniel Quinn
ISBN-10 9783641162146
Release 2014-12-16
Pages 256
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Ein Lehrer uns sein Schüler streiten über den Zustand der Welt. Wie konnte der Mensch das Paradies in eine Hölle verwandeln? Ismael, der Lehrer, weiß eine überraschend andere Geschichte der Evolution zu erzählen. Sie reicht zurück bis an jenen biblischen Tag, da sich der Mensch in mörderischem Bruderstreit zur Krone der Schöpfung machte. – Übrigens, Ismael ist ein Gorilla.



Die andere Seite des Himmels

Die andere Seite des Himmels Author Jeannette Walls
ISBN-10 9783455812329
Release 2013-11-04
Pages 340
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Kalifornien 1970. Bean Holladay und ihre älteste Schwester Liz sind Teenager, als ihre geniale Mutter mal wieder von der Bildfläche verschwindet. Für die Mädchen zunächst nicht weiter beunruhigend. Sobald Probleme am Horizont auftauchen, ergreift ihre Mutter die Flucht. Doch dieses Mal scheint die Sache ernst zu sein ... Nachdem die Fürsorge bei den Mädchen auftaucht, wissen sie, dass sie sich schnellstens aus dem Staub machen müssen. Mutterseelenallein legen sie den langen Weg nach Byler, Virginia, zurück, dem Heimatort ihrer Mutter. Dort betreten sie eine Welt, die anders ist als alles, was sie bisher erlebt haben. Sie lernen ihren verschrobenen, aber liebenswerten Onkel Tinsley kennen, erfahren erstmals, dass ihre Mutter aus einer wohlhabenden Familie stammt, und erkunden staunend das familieneigene Anwesen. Bean und Liz gefällt es in ihrer neuen Umgebung, sie merken jedoch bald, dass sie in dem konservativen Ort zuweilen anecken. Und weil sie sich nichts gefallen lassen, haben sie plötzlich den mächtigsten Mann der Gemeinde gegen sich. Ein mitreißender Roman über zwei mutige Mädchen, die sich gegen die Welt der Erwachsenen auflehnen.



ODA Occasional Papers Conflict of Interests Children and Guns in Zones of Instability Panel Discussion at the United Nations 15 July 2008 New York

ODA Occasional Papers  Conflict of Interests   Children and Guns in Zones of Instability     Panel Discussion at the United Nations  15 July 2008  New York Author
ISBN-10 9789210543019
Release 2009
Pages 29
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"Presents in edited form the panel discussion at the United Nations, New York, held on 15 July 2008, organized by the UNODA and the Office of the Special Representative for the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, in collaboration with the International Action Network on Small Arms and the Government of Belgium. Captures the introductions to the programme by Radhika Coomaraswamy, the special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, and Sergio Duarte, the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. Contains the presentations made by Christiane Agboton Johnson on the work to retrain youth in the conflict-prone area of Casamance in Senegal and by Ananda Millard on the results of a research project on the impact of small arms borne by children in situations of conflict and peace."--Publisher's website.



Local childhoods global issues

Local childhoods  global issues Author Heather Montgomery
ISBN-10 9781447305835
Release 2013
Pages 299
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Although the current plight of children in many parts of the world can leave us with a grim outlook on the future, there are still many positive indicators of a better future for all. Local Childhoods, Global Issues is an interdisciplinary textbook that examines children's lives across the world, exploring the great differences--and similarities--between childhood experiences across different cultural contexts. The contributors consider the problems caused by poverty, social inequality, ill health, and violence, but they emphasize that these are challenges for children everywhere--not just those in the poorer countries of the world. They look at how children use their own resources and coping strategies and the sense of agency that results, arguing that in fact very few children are passive victims helplessly awaiting rescue. The contributors prominently feature interviews that highlight the direct perspectives of children themselves.



Die neuen Bekenntnisse

Die neuen Bekenntnisse Author William Boyd
ISBN-10 9783827074980
Release 2011-12-31
Pages 560
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Ein genialer Regisseur, zwei Weltkriege und eine ungeheuerliche Film-Trilogie. John James Todds Leben umspannt ein ganzes Jahrhundert. Als er 1917 in deutsche Gefangenschaft gerät, freundet er sich mit seinem Wärter Karl-Heinz an, der ihm gelegentliche Küsse gegen die einzelnen Seiten eines Buches eintauscht, das Johns Leben für immer verändern wird: Jean-Jacques Rousseaus Bekenntnisse. Die Verfilmung der Bekenntnisse, 3 Teile a 3 Stunden, soll sein Lebenswerk werden - doch das Projekt wird scheitern. William Boyd, ein großer Fälscher der Wirklichkeit, hat die täuschend echte Autobiographie einer Künstlerexistenz und zugleich die Biographie eines sich zersetzenden Jahrhunderts geschrieben. Meisterhaft!



Haunting Legacies

Haunting Legacies Author Gabriele Schwab
ISBN-10 9780231526357
Release 2010-11-05
Pages 256
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From mass murder to genocide, slavery to colonial suppression, acts of atrocity have lives that extend far beyond the horrific moment. They engender trauma that echoes through later generations, for those on both sides of the act. Gabriele Schwab reads these legacies in a number of narratives, primarily through the writing of postwar Germans and the descendents of Holocaust survivors. She connects their work to earlier histories of slavery and colonialism and to more recent events, such as South African Apartheid, the practice of torture after 9/11, and the "disappearances" that occurred during South American dictatorships. Schwab's texts include memoirs (Ruth Kluger's Still Alive and Marguerite Duras's La Douleur), second-generation accounts by the children of Holocaust survivors (Georges Perec's W, Art Spiegelman's Maus, and Philippe Grimbert's Secret), and second-generation recollections by Germans (W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz, Sabine Reichel's What Did You Do in The War, Daddy?, and Ursula Duba's Tales from a Child of the Enemy). She also incorporates her own reminiscences of growing up in postwar Germany, mapping networks of interlaced memories and histories as they interact in psychic life and cultural memory. Her critical approach draws on theories from psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, and trauma studies, and Schwab concludes with a bracing look at issues of responsibility, reparation, and forgiveness across the victim/perpetrator divide.



An Introduction to Global Studies

An Introduction to Global Studies Author Patricia J. Campbell
ISBN-10 9781444329582
Release 2011-09-13
Pages 440
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Taking an interdisciplinary approach, An Introduction to Global Studies presents readers with a solid introduction to the complex, interconnected forces and issues confronting today's globalized world. Introduces readers to major theories, key terms, concepts, and notable theorists Equips readers with the basic knowledge and conceptual tools necessary for thinking critically about the complex issues facing the global community Includes a variety of supplemental features to facilitate learning and enhance readers' understanding of the material



Spuk in Hill House

Spuk in Hill House Author Shirley Jackson
ISBN-10 9783942261531
Release 2013-10-04
Pages 294
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Der Horror-Klassiker von US-Bestseller-Autorin Shirley Jackson! Sein Leben lang hatte er nach einem echten Spukhaus gesucht. Als er von Hill House hörte, war er zuerst skeptisch gewesen, dann erwartungsvoll und dann unbeirrbar. Er war nicht der Mann, der sich ein Haus wie dieses, wenn er es einmal gefunden hatte, wieder entgehen ließ. Die Methode, nach der er vorzugehen gedachte, leitete sich von den Methoden der unerschrockenen Geisterjäger des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts her; er wollte eine Zeitlang dort wohnen und sehen, was passierte ...



Orientalismus

Orientalismus Author Edward W. Said
ISBN-10 3100710088
Release 2009
Pages 459
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Orientalismus has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Orientalismus also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Orientalismus book for free.



Childhood and Adolescence in Society

Childhood and Adolescence in Society Author CQ Researcher,
ISBN-10 9781452236063
Release 2011-01-07
Pages 336
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About CQ Researcher Readers In the tradition of nonpartisan and current analysis that is the hallmark of CQ Press, CQ Researcher readers investigate important and controversial policy issues. Childhood and Adolescence in Society aims to promote in-depth discussion, facilitate further research, and help readers formulate their own positions on crucial issues in the field, such as child soldiers, teen pregnancy, and violence and bullying. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews, and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background and analysis of a particular issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material. Key Features Pro/con boxes that examine two competing sides of a single question Detailed chronologies of key dates and events Annotated bibliographies and web resources Outlook sections that address possible regulation and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years Photos, charts, graphs, and maps



Children in War

Children in War Author Source Wikipedia
ISBN-10 1230637710
Release 2013-09
Pages 62
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 115. Chapters: Aboke abductions, Afghan Girl, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, Antoni Petrykiewicz, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Berthold Grunfeld, Capture and rescue of Jemima Boone, Children's Crusade, Children in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Children of War, ChildVoice International, Child Soldiers International, Christian Upliftment School, Crayons and Paper, Deaths of Asher and Yonatan Palmer, Death of Khalil al-Mughrabi, Death of Yehuda Shoham, Drummer boy (military), Effect of World War I on children in the United States, Faris Odeh, Finnish war children, Frank Blaichman, Giuseppe Berton, GuluWalk, History of children in the Holocaust, Iman Darweesh Al Hams, Jerzy Bitschan, Johnny Mad Dog, Kidnapping of children by Nazi Germany, Kindertransport, Lebensborn, Le Ly Hayslip, Lwow Eaglets, Masha Bruskina, Militant use of children in Sri Lanka, Military brat, Military brat (U.S. subculture), Military use of children, Murder of Shalhevet Pass, Now and Then, Here and There, One Thousand Children, Phan Thi Kim Phuc, Powder monkey, Red Hand Day, Ruth Maier, Small Boys Unit, Stefan Inglot, Tanya Savicheva, They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1261, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1314, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1379, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1460, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1539, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1612, Voces inocentes, Volodia Dubinin, War Child (charity), Watchlist (NGO), Wolf children, Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, Yeshivat Beit Yisrael massacre, Yoni Jesner and Ahmed Khatib, Zinaida Portnova, Zlata Filipovi . Excerpt: A military brat (and various "brat" derivatives) describes the children of a parent (or parents) serving full-time in the armed forces, and...