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Resources for Ishmael Beah

Materials in Otterbein's Library

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. DT516.828.B43 A3 2007. (Another copy is on reserve.)

A Long Way Gone Memoir of a Boy Soldier. Audio Renaissance, 2007.
DT516.828.B43 A3 2007a (7 CD discs).

More About Ishmael Beah

Abbas, Fatin. "The New Face of Warfare." Nation 28 May 2007: 38-44.
Academic Search Complete. EBSCOHost. Otterbein University Library. Westerville. 30 June 2008.
Reviews A Long Way Home: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah, and two other books.

Boyd, William. "Babes in Arms." The New York Times 25 Feb. 2007, sec. 7: 12.
LexisNexis® Academic.
Otterbein University Library. Westerville. 1 July 2008

Children and Armed Conflict. Prod. Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. UNICEF, 2007. 26 May 2008 http://www.un.org/children/conflict/english/videos.htm.
Ishmael Beah narrates this video to mark the 10th anniversary of the landmark United Nations report by Graça Machel, "Impact of Armed Conflict on Children." (Streaming Video, 6:39).

Conversation: Author Recalls Soldier Experience. Online NewsHour: PBS.
5 Apr. 2007. 26 June 2008 http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/jan-june07/beah_04-05.html.

Hummel, Joseph. "Diamonds are a Smuggler's Best Friend: Regulation, Economics, and Enforcement in the Global Effort to Curb the Trade in Conflict Diamonds." International Lawyer 41.4 (2007): 1145-1169. EBSCOHost. Otterbein University Library. Westerville. 30 June 2008.
The author reflects on the significant role of the civil wars and conflicts in the history of Africa and acknowledges Ishmael Beah for his contribution and advocacy towards civil war prevention worldwide.

"Interview with Ishmael Beah." Kennedy School Review 7 (2007): 1-5. Academic Search Complete. EBSCOHost. Otterbein Library. Westerville. 30 June 2008.
An interview with Ishmael Beah.... When asked about the relationship of advocates with politicians to address child soldiering, he stated that it is critical for advocates to cooperate with governments to stop the use of children in war. He recommended that aid workers should understand the culture and sensitivity of people they are helping.

Ishmael Beah on the Daily show with Jon Stewart. Comedy Central. 15 Feb. 2007. 2 July 2008 http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=82274.

Mengestu, Dinaw. "Children of War." New Statesman 136.4849 (2007): 60-1.
Academic Search Complete. EBSCOHost. Otterbein University Library. Westerville.
2 July 2008.
Reviews What is the What by Dave Eggers, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah, and Burma Boy by Biyi Bandele.

Robinson, Tennille M. "Back Talk." Black Enterprise 38.3 (2007): 164.
Academic Search Complete. EBSCOHost. Otterbein University Library. Westerville 2 July 2008.
An interview with Ishmael Beah, an author and a member of the Human Rights Watch Children's Rights Division Advisory Committee. When asked about his homeland, Sierra Leone, Beah said that it is the place he holds in his heart despite the difficult memories he had in the place.

Thomas, Rishma. "Picking Up the Pieces: A Child Soldier's Reflection."
Kennedy School Review
7 (2007): 7-9. Academic Search Complete. EBSCOHost Otterbein University Library. Westerville. 30 June 2008.
A review of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, by Ishmael Beah.

UNICEF - Voices of Youth: Take Action. UNICEF. 2 July 2008
Ishmael Beah is profiled and his speech and journals from the Religions for Peace Youth Assembly, August 21-25 2006 in Hiroshima are available to read.