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Beah, Ishmael 1980-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 187 publications in 22 languages and 10,862 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Fiction  Historical fiction  Documentary television programs  Television programs  Autobiographies  Rules 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3602.E2417, 966.404
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Radiance of tomorrow : [a novel] by Ishmael Beah( Book )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--
They fight like soldiers, they die like children : the global quest to eradicate the use of child soldiers by Roméo Dallaire( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the proliferation of child-soldier use throughout the world as well as international efforts to end the practice
Radiance of tomorrow : a novel by Ishmael Beah( Recording )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longtime friends Benjamin and Bockarie return to their hometown, Imperi, after a devastating 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. As they search for a way to restore order, they're forced to reckon with the uncertainty of their past and future alike
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier by Ishmael Beah( Book )

41 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 12 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This absorbing account by a young man who, as a boy of 12, gets swept up in Sierra Leone's civil war goes beyond even the best journalistic efforts in revealing the life and mind of a child abducted into the horrors of warfare. Beah's harrowing journey transforms him overnight from a child enthralled by American hip-hop music and dance to an internal refugee bereft of family, wandering from village to village in a country grown deeply divided by the indiscriminate atrocities of unruly, sociopathic rebel and army forces. Beah then finds himself in the armyin a drug-filled life of casual mass slaughter that lasts until he is 15, when he's brought to a rehabilitation center sponsored by UNICEF and partnering NGOs. The process marks out Beah as a gifted spokesman for the center's work after his "repatriation" to civilian life in the capital, where he lives with his family and a distant uncle. When the war finally engulfs the capital, it sends 17-year-old Beah fleeing again, this time to the U.S., where he now lives
Bling : a planet rock( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel to war-torn Sierra Leone in West Africa, where hip-hop celebrities meet the victims of the blood diamond industry, and learn the connection between hip-hop and the victims of the blood diamond industry
Fambul Tok by Libby Hoffman( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using ceremonies rooted in tradition, truth-telling bonfires and traditional cleansing, Fambul Tok ('Family Talk') emerged in Sierra Leone as a unique community-owned program bringing together perpetrators and victims of the violence in Sierra Leone's eleven-year civil war to talk, heal, and chart a new path forward, together. This book takes us by the hand to experience this extraordinary journey of reconciliation, one that offers new insights and an original model for peacemaking to the rest of the world. The book includes an extensive chronology and bibliography and documents from the peace process."--Page 4 of cover
Memoirs of a boy soldier by Ishmael Beah( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A first-person account, told by a 25-year-old veteran of the Sierra Leone conflict, this title is a heartbreaking, honest and important memoir about the horrors of war and the lost innocence of the youthful combatants
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier by Ishmael Beah( Recording )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is how wars are fought now: by children, traumatized, hopped up on drugs, and wielding AK-47s. Children have become the soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty violent conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. What does war look 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 it is rare to find a first-person account from someone who endured this hell and survived. In A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Ishmael Beah, now twenty-six years old, tells a powerfully gripping story. This is an extraordinary and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty"--Container
War and children : a reference handbook by Kendra E Dupuy( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up in the context of war : the impact of armed conflict on children and young people -- The recruitment and roles of children and young people in fighting forces -- The disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of young ex-combatants -- After the war : war-affected young people in post-conflict environments -- Appendix 1: Biographies -- Appendix 2: Key documents -- Chronology -- Glossary
Regime change ; A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier ; The Lee Hamilton commentaries : "There's still much room for improvement in Congress" ; The Lee Hamilton commentaries : "Time for a course correction." by Robert Litwak( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program #809: "Regime Change. The events of September 11, 2001, led to a profound preconception of America's international security concerns and the steps needed to meet them. The treats posed by rogue states, failed states and non-state actors like Al-Quaeda became the top priority and the U.S. resolved to respond to them urgently, massively and, if necessary, unilaterally. Robert Litwak, author of Regime Change, explains the results of this approach to foreign policy."--Track sheet
Ver van huis : herinneringen van een kindsoldaat by Ishmael Beah( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een ex-kindsoldaat vertelt hoe hij op twaalfjarige leeftijd bij de burgeroorlog in Sierra Leone betrokken raakte, zijn familie verloor en later met succes meedeed aan een ontwapenings- en ontwenningsprogramma
Lång väg hem en barnsoldats berättelse by Ishmael Beah( Recording )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom : stories by the world's most accomplished writers on the Declaration of Human Rights( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which starts memorably with Article 1: We are all born free and equal, Freedom is an enthralling anthology of short stories"--Provided by the publisher
Gyerekkatona voltam Afrikában, amíg ti játszottatok by Ishmael Beah( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Hungarian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lång väg hem - En pojksoldats berättelse by Ishmael Beah( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Uzaklara giden yol by Ishmael Beah( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Leikin loppu lapsisotilaan muistelmat by Ishmael Beah( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Finnish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zhang lu man man : Yi ge tong bing de hui yi = A long way gone by Ndebi Biya( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ben shu shi yi bu pi lu xue xing zhan zheng cui can ping min bai xing ri chang sheng huo bing ji tian zhen wu xie er tong dai lai ju da zai nan de zuo pin
Univerisity of Vermont's convocation 2007( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Annual convocation exercises with guest lecturer Beah Ishmael. With introductory video and speaches from UVM professors and alumni, incoming freshmen are oriented to the university. Special guest, Beah Ishmael reads from his book, as well as discusses his experiences and feelings about education
al-Tariq al-tawil: Mudakkarat saiy mugannad= a long way gone by Ishmael Beah( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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They fight like soldiers, they die like children : the global quest to eradicate the use of child soldiers
Alternative Names
Beah, I. 1980-

Beah, Ismael 1980-

Bīh, Išmāʾīl 1980-

Ishmael Beah schrijver uit Sierra Leone

Ishmael Beah scrittore sierraleonese

Ishmael Beah sierra-leonischer Autor

Ishmael Beah sierraleonsk författare

Ishmael Beah sierraleonsk skribent

Isŭmael Pea

Бих, Ишмаэль

إسماعيل بيه

베아, 이스마엘 1980-

이스마엘 베아

イシメール・ベア

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A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldierFambul TokMemoirs of a boy soldierA long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldierWar and children : a reference handbookLång väg hem en barnsoldats berättelseFreedom : stories by the world's most accomplished writers on the Declaration of Human RightsLång väg hem - En pojksoldats berättelseZhang lu man man : Yi ge tong bing de hui yi = A long way gone