Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Child soldier in Sierra Leone

WGBH podcast

MP3 here

When Ishmael Beah was a young teenager, his village in Sierra Leone was destroyed, and he was kidnapped by the Sierra Leone army and turned into a child soldier: a drug addicted adolescent with an AK 47, unafraid to kill. Three years later, he and other child soldiers were brought to a UNICEF rehabilitation camp, and he began the long process of regaining his humanity...

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