BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: Autobiography & Memoir
Wednesday, March 18th, 6:30 p.m. (Hayward Main Library- 835 C St. at Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA. )
This month we will be discussing A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah. At the age of twelve Ishmael Beah fled attacking rebels in Sierra Leone and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. At sixteen, he was removed from fighting by UNICEF, and through the help of the staff at his rehabilitation center, he learned how to forgive himself, to regain his humanity, and finally, to heal. Discussion facilitated by [email protected], 510-881-7941.
Added by pennygwynne on March 10, 2009