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In the mid-1980s, Emmanuel Jal was a seven-year-old Sudanese boy, living in a small village with his parents, aunts, uncles, and siblings. But as Sudan's civil war moved closer - with the Islamic government seizing tribal lands for water, oil, and other resources - Jal's family moved again and again, seeking peace. Then, on one terrible day, Jal was separated from his mother, and later learned she had been killed; his father Simon rose to become a powerful commander in the Christian Sudanese Liberation Army, fighting for the freedom of Sudan. Soon, Jal was conscripted into that army, one of 10,000 child soldiers, and fought through two separate civil wars over nearly a decade. But, remarkably, Jal survived, and his life began to change when he was adopted by a British aid worker. He began the journey that would lead him to change his name and to music: recording and releasing his own album, which produced the number one hip-hop single in Kenya, and from there going on to perform with Moby, Bono, Peter Gabriel, and other international music stars.Shocking, inspiring, and finally hopeful, War Child is a memoir by a unique young man, who is determined to tell his story and in so doing bring peace to his homeland.
©2009 Emmanuel Jal and Megan Lloyd Davies (P)2009 Macmillan Audio
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By Luis on 05-20-09

War Chilc

This was an informative, inspiring and excellent book to listen to, kept my interest the entire time and was very well written, i highly recommend it

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By Conner on 09-24-17

Picked this book for a school assignment...don’t regret it at all

This book will pull you in and you will be shocked and happy with the story.

I picked this book off a reading list for a class I’m taking. I picked it as it was the shortest book, only 9 hours long, and I knew nothing of the topic. I had seen Blood Diamond and knew of child soldiers from Invisible Children but this book shows a different story of a child soldier. He was kidnapped and given a gun. This is a story of a boy who became a believer in the reason to fight before he was trained.
The first chapter tells how he learned of hate and used the hate when it came time to fight.

I could not recommended this book enough

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