Saturday, February 17, 2007
Many thanks to Matt at Empathy for his current post on Ishmael Beah’s book, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. Beah served as a child soldier in Sierre Leone for almost three years. His story sounds fascinating as well as distressing. Since I’m up to my ears in laundry and house-cleaning today, I’m going to let Matt do the talking on this one. Consider this line: “Did you know that more than 250,000 children are currently serving as child soldiers?” I didn’t.