War Child

War Child

A Child Soldier's Story

Book - 2009
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In the mid-1980s, Emmanuel Jal was a seven-year-old Sudanese boy, living in a small village. But as Sudan's civil war moved closer, his family moved again and again, seeking peace. Then, one terrible day, Jal was separated from his mother, and later learned she had been killed; his father Simon rose to become a powerful commander in the Christian Sudanese Liberation Army, fighting for the freedom of Sudan. Soon, Jal was conscripted into that army, one of 10,000 child soldiers, and fought through two separate civil wars over nearly a decade. Remarkably, he survived, and was adopted by a British aid worker, beginning the journey that would lead him to music: he recorded and released his own album, including the number one hip-hop single in Kenya, and has gone on to perform with international music stars, and to use his fame to help children like him.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9780312383220
0312383223
Characteristics: 262 pages ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lloyd-Davies, Megan - Author

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cyclonegirl
Jun 05, 2011

I just finished reading this book and while it was hard to read it was very worthwhile and that even out of so much chaos he survived.
Amazing!

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kfabbric
Jul 03, 2010

Some parts graphic and disturbing

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ilmorin
Apr 15, 2010

One of the most inspiring books I ve ever read (and very interesting as well), a good read.

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Nov 20, 2012

jhollan1 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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