Child Soldier's Long Way Home

Ishmael Beah wears the scars of Sierra Leone's civil war as his own. In what was once the poorest country on earth, the 11-year civil war threw the lives of Sierra Leone's citizens into chaos. Tens of thousands were killed, well over a third of the population fled the country and fighting on the front lines were soldiers hardly tall enough to carry their AK-47s. An estimated 10,000 children were forced to serve as soldiers during the war. Ishmael Beah was one of them. "I think you cease to...Full Story
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