by Emmanuel Jal [Biography Jal]
This is a heartbreaking, gruesome account of civil war, survival, and triumph against all odds. Jal lost his family at an early age, became a child soldier, and then a rap star speaking out against the on-going horror. Recommended for military enthusiasts, and those interested in contemporary, international issues. [If you liked this, you might also enjoy A Long Way Gone: Memories of a Boy Solider, by Ishmael Beah and What is the What, by Dave Eggers.] -- recommended by Jim W. - Gere Branch Library
[Also available in book-on-cd format.]
[ official War Child book and movie page on the official Emmanuel Jal web site ]
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