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Ishmael Beah attends Global Insight Summit

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | June 8, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Ishmael Beah, a UNICEF advocate for children affected by war, and the author of the book, A Long Way Gone ; Memoirs of A Boy Soldier was a panelist at the 5th Annual Jackson Hole Film Festival’s Global Insight Summit. The Jackson Hole Film Festival organized this summit for the first time this year in an attempt to bring United Nations dignitaries, and entertainment celebrities together to focus on issues that are critical in the international realm. This will be an annual event to ensure that critical international issues are highlighted.

Ishmael Beah sitting on Global Summit Panel

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Bling: A Planet Rock

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | April 25, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Bling: A Planet Rock

American hip hop artists travel to Sierra Leone to see the source of the diamonds that create the “Bling” and fueled the 10-year civil war in which over one million people were killed, maimed, raped or displaced.

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A long way gone; Memoirs of a boy soldier -Ishmael Beah

Written by Busola Grillo | September 12, 2007 | Leave a Comment

Ishmael BeahUne histoire émouvante d’un jeune garçon pendant la guerre civile en Sierra Leone. La fin de son enfance arrive brusquement quand son monde est horrifiquement basculé. Ses rêves et espoirs meurent quand il est forcé de devenir enfant soldat dans une armée de rebelles sociopathes et indisciplinés. Quand il  échappe à son destin violent, les organisations humanitaire UNICEF et autres lui apportent leur aide. Enfin il a une chance de se réhabiliter et assimiler une vie plus normale. Mais sa récupération est interrompue par une autre guerre dans le pays voisin d’où il devait quitter l’Afrique avec sa famille. Ils arrivent enfin aux Etats-unis ou ils résident maintenant. Commandez le livre sur Amazon.com et dans les magasins de livres.

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A long way gone; Memoirs of a boy soldier – Ishmael Beah

Written by Busola Grillo | September 11, 2007 | Leave a Comment

Ishmael Beah

A captivating story of a young boy caught up in the Sierra Leone Civil War whose childhood suddenly changed in a dramatic and horrific manner from that of a young boy full of hopes and dreams to that of a boy soldier bred by an army of sociopathic and unruly rebel armed forces. He later finds redemtion at a rehabilitation camp funded by UNICEF and other NGOs which is where some hope of a normal life was restored until another way riddled the nation sending Ishmael Beah and his family on a flight for safety to the US where he now resides.

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