Thursday, March 22, 2007

The boys of war

A few weeks ago, I read a compelling book review in the Globe and Mail by Lynne Jones on Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. The last section of her review stated "Ishmael's story shows both the horror and the possibility of redemption. This is an unbearable book that has to be borne. Read it." So, I did. It is an utterly heartbreaking memoir, and Beah is a profoundly gifted writer.

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