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About the Book

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

Cover of Zeitoun

"Everyone in the world should read this book... We should read it to learn about the world and about what it means to be human." - The Washington Post

"A breathtaking and unself-pitying account of how a gentle spirit survives a childhood from which all the innocence has suddenly been sucked out. It's a truly riveting memoir." - Time