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The Resource War child : a child soldier's story, Emmanuel Jal with Megan Lloyd Davies

War child : a child soldier's story, Emmanuel Jal with Megan Lloyd Davies

Label
War child : a child soldier's story
Title
War child
Title remainder
a child soldier's story
Statement of responsibility
Emmanuel Jal with Megan Lloyd Davies
Title variation
War child
Title variation remainder
a child soldiers story
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 went 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."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Describes the harrowing youth of Emmanuel Jal, who was conscripted at the age of seven into the Christian Sudanese Liberation Army and who as a young man became a hip-hop music star in Kenya and a spokesperson for Amnesty International
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Biography type
autobiography
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295958
Cataloging source
DLC
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Jal, Emmanuel
Dewey number
962.404
Index
no index present
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  • 950
  • 950
Literary form
non fiction
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Davies, Megan Lloyd
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True
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  • Jal, Emmanuel
  • Political activists
  • Rap musicians
  • Child soldiers
  • Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Sudan
Target audience
adult
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a child soldier's story
Label
War child : a child soldier's story, Emmanuel Jal with Megan Lloyd Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000043204100
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
262 p.
Isbn
9780312383220
Label
War child : a child soldier's story, Emmanuel Jal with Megan Lloyd Davies
Publication
Control code
000043204100
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
262 p.
Isbn
9780312383220

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