Un largo camino/ A Long Way Gone: Memorias De Un Nino Soldado/ Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (Spanish Edition)

Un largo camino/ A Long Way Gone: Memorias De Un Nino Soldado/ Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (Spanish Edition)

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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 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. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty. Description in Spanish: Como se ve la guerra a traves de los ojos de un nino soldado? ¿Como se convierte uno en asesino? ¿Como deja de serlo? Los ninos soldados han sido descritos por periodistas, y los novelistas se han esforzado por imaginar su vida. Pero hasta ahora, no habi­a ningun relato en primera persona de alguien que hubiera estado en el infierno y haya sobrevivido. En Un largo camino: memorias de un nino soldado, Ishmael Beah cuenta una historia fascinante. A los doce anos, huye del ataque de los rebeldes y vaga por un pai­s que la violencia ha vuelto irreconocible. A los trece anos, entra en el ejercito del gobierno, y Beah, un buen chico, descubre que es capaz de cometer actos terribles. Es un relato unico y sorprendente, contado con autentica fuerza literaria y conmovedoramente sincero.

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