Ishmael Beah (born 23 November 1980) is a Sierra Leonean author and human rights activist who rose to fame with his acclaimed memoir, A Long Way Gone. His most recent novel, Radiance of Tomorrow, was published in January 2014.
What do you do when your home is attacked by a band of bloodthirsty revolutionaries and you are forced to flee everything you’ve known in order to survive? Ishmael was just twelve years old when these questions came hurtling towards him.
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