place of literature in the life of the Sierra Leonean child by A. J. B. Metzger

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Thesis(M.L.S.) - Courseproject in the Department of Library and Information Studies, Loughborough University of Technology 1977.

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The Memory of Love has received a number of literary prizes. The story takes place in Sierra Leone. The story takes place in Sierra Leone. There are a number of ways that a reader can approach a novel that is set in a country and culture about which he knows little/5. Although most of the population is engaged in subsistence agriculture, Sierra Leone is also a mining centre.

Its land yields diamonds, gold, bauxite, and rutile (titanium dioxide). Internal conflict crippled the country from the late s onward, culminating in a brutal civil war that took place from to Ishmael's journey out of Sierra Leone ends with a metaphor of the impossible choices faced by people in times of war.

At the embassy in Guinea, Ishmael listens to a mother retell a familiar story of a hunter who has to decide whether to kill a monkey and risk his father's or his mother's death.

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Summary. Our story starts with Ishmael Beah, a year-old boy living in Sierra Leone. One day, Ishmael, his brother, and another friend walk to a neighboring village where they plan on rapping and dancing in a talent show.

Sierra Leone is located on the west coast of Africa, north of the equator. With a land area of 27, square miles (71, square kilometers), it is slightly smaller than the state of South Carolina. Sierra Leone is bounded by Guinea to the north and northeast, Liberia to the south and southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

A Long Way Gone is Ishmael Beah's firsthand account of life as a child soldier in the army during Sierra Leone's brutal civil war against militant rebels in the s.

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Child Rights Act No. Child Rights Act Interpretation. 2 3 WHEREAS Sierra Leone is a signatory to – (1) the Convention on the Rights of the Child, having signed it on 12th February, and ratified it on 18th June, ; and (2) the two Optional Protocols to the Convention, firstly, on The Sale of Children, Child ProstitutionFile Size: KB.

According to the recent population estimate, Sierra Leone has an estimated total population of 7 million (Statistics Sierra Leone, ) with a life expectancy of 46 years at birth.

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The book follows the life of one girl taken from her village when she was 11 years old. Based on by: 2. Beah was a refugee twice over: once at 12 when he was forced to leave his village and become a child soldier in his native Sierra Leone, and once at 17 when he left the country for the United States.

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It is ironic that the very village where life seems normal and safe becomes the place where their futures as child soldiers are determined.

The theme of the horror of war is prevalent throughout this chapter as Ishmael and the other boys face an impossible decision. Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone - Plant and animal life: The distribution of plants and animals has been influenced by such factors as relief and soil types and, perhaps more important, by farming methods and civil strife.

Remnants of the extensive original forest cover survive in the Gola Forest Reserves, in the southeastern hill country near the Liberian border. Early life. Mariautu Kamara was raised in the small village of Magborou in the West African country of Sierra Leone. Her mother, Aminatu, was the second wife of her father, the first being Sampa; she was thus raised in a polygamous household.

At a very young age, she was sent to live with her father's sister, Marie and her husband, : 25 May (age 33). Uzodinma Iweala is impressed by Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone, the vivid testimony of a former boy soldier in Sierra Leone Uzodinma Iweala Fri 25.

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Dedicated to promoting original research in children’s literature and children’s culture, in. "I am from Sierra Leone, and the problem that is affecting us children is the war that forces us to run away from our homes, lose our families, and aimlessly roam the forests.

As a result, we get involved in the conflict as soldiers, carriers of loads, and in many other difficult tasks.

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She pursued her studies in economics and finance in. Sierra Leone has been a source of and destination for refugees. Sierra Leone’s civil war internally displaced as many as 2 million people, or almost half the population, and forced almost another half million to seek refuge in neighboring countries (, Sierra Leoneans fled to.

To be a boy forced to bear arms in an adult conflict is to be a prisoner of war of a terrible kind. Ishmael Beah, 26, went through that extraordinarily horrific struggle as a child in Sierra Leone. About the Book: Leila Abouleila’s debut novel is a nuanced and sensitive portrayal of love and faith; it follows the life of Sammar, a Sudanese widow, living in Scotland and working as an Arabic translator at a university in Aberdeen.

Having lost her much-loved husband in a car accident, Sammar has completely abandoned herself to grief. Under international pressure, Sierra Leone's President, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, called last fall for demobilization of child soldiers in the Government army.

But Hinga Norman, the Deputy Minister of. Beah was 12 years old when the civil war in Sierra Leone entered his life, in Sierra Leone, a former British colony in West Africa, sandwiched between. A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah (Sierra Leone) The Challenge for Africa, by Wangari Maathai (Kenya) There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra, by Chinua Achebe (Nigeria) This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa’s First Woman President, by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; Unbowed, by Wangari Maathai (Kenya).

Sierra Leone History, Language and Culture History of Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone has been inhabited for thousands of years. Previous to Sierra Leone’s discovery by the Portuguese explorer Pedro Da Cintra inthe country was organised in small political units of independent kingdoms.

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His work has appeared in The New York Times. Sierra Leone Food and Drink. Sierra Leone has a deep and rich food culture. From the street stalls selling kukhri (rice and sauce) and puff-puff (fried dough balls) in the cities, to the upmarket restaurants selling mouth-watering fish and seafood dishes on the beaches, it’s no wonder Sierra Leone has been nicknamed ‘Sweet Salone’.

Most food is spicy and uses salty Maggi stock cubes. A LONG WAY GONE Ishmael Beah was born in Sierra Leone in He moved to the United States in and finished his last two years of high school at the United Nations International School in New York. He graduated from Oberlin College in He is a member of the Human RightsFile Size: 1MB.

Sierra Leone is one of the worst places in the world to be a girl. In this West African country of about six million people, cleaved by a vicious civil war that lasted more than a decade and more.

Three additional constructs - hostility, confidence, and prosocial attitudes - were measured using the IRC/Oxford Psychosocial Instrument. This standardized scale was developed in the Krio language to measure psychosocial adjustment in Sierra Leonean child soldiers. The three subscales achieved good internal consistency (Cronbach’s α= Cited by: "For child soldiers, the crisis in Sierra Leone is far from over." He called on all parties to the conflict in Sierra Leone to immediately stop the use of child soldiers and to release all.

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