Ishmael Beah is a Sierra Leonean author and human rights activist who rose to fame with his acclaimed memoir, 'A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier'. His first novel, 'Radiance of Tomorrow', was published in January 2014. Wikipedia*
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Ishmael Beah has seven videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2007 Interview as a Member for the Children's Rights Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Watch. Most common tag: Africa.