War Child: A Boy Soldier's Story

Author(s): Emmanuel Jal

General Books

Emmanuel Jal was only seven years old when he was taken from his family home to become a child soldier with the rebel army in Sudan's bloody civil war for nearly five years. Beaten, starved and brutalised Emmanuel was put into battle in Ethiopia and southern Sudan carrying an AK-47 talller than himself. He attempted to leave the SPLA but was hunted down and thrown into a desert prison.
He finally escaped and is now an internationally-acclaimed rap artist spreading messages of peace and reconciliation with his unique style of gospel rap.


Product Information

'Inevitably, War Child will invite comparison to Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone, another memoir by an African boy-soldier ... War Child is very different, very much worth reading, and when you think about it, much more believable ... You'll come away from this book loving Emmanuel Jal' Carolyn See, WASHINGTON POST

Emmanuel Jal is a rising international rap artist.

General Fields

  • : 9781408700051
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Little, Brown
  • : February 2009
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Emmanuel Jal
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 962.4043092
  • : 288
  • : Biography & autobiography: historical, political & military; Warfare & defence
  • : 8pp