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Sierra Leonean author to speak at Jackson Center

February 23, 2012

JAMESTOWN - On April 25 at 7 p.m., the Robert H. Jackson Center will host an evening with Ishmael Beah, author of A LONG WAY GONE: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. What does war look like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But it is rare to find a first-person account from someone who endured this hell and survived.



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