From Child Soldier to NY Times Best-Selling Author


WHEN October 23, 2019
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center Part of "Peace Fellows Lecture Series and Residency Program 2019-2020" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Ishmael Beah was recruited as a child soldier to fight in the Sierra Leone Civil War when he was thirteen years old. This talk explores how he survived the brutality of the war to become the renowned author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier and UNICEF’s First Advocate for Children Affected by War in 2007. The Washington Post writes that “Everyone in the world should read [Beah’s memoir] to learn about the world and what it means to be human.”

  • Ishmael Beah, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Children Affected by War; Former Child Soldier
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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