«Mi aggrappo a mia madre mentre il fischio delle pallottole e il suono delle grida mi riempie le orecchie. 'Shhhh, piccolo makuath', mi dice con dolcezza; respiro la sua pelle che sa di latte. Mi rannicchio ancor più vicino a lei e ascolto la sua voce che riprende a parlarmi. Si fanno più vicini anche i miei fratelli, Miri e Marna, e le sorelle, Nyakouth e Nyaruach. 'Un giorno ci ritroveremo in un posto migliore', ci sussurra, e noi le crediamo. Presto avrò modo di scoprire che nemmeno l'amore incrollabile di una madre può proteggermi. La guerra se la porterà via, poi convincerà mio padre a rinunciare a un figlio di sette anni; la guerra mi trascinerà nel suo cuore di sangue: mi darà un fucile più alto di me e mi dirà di combattere. Non sarò solo. Sarò uno di quelle migliaia di bambini che finirono per essere chiamati Lost Boys of Sudan, i ragazzi perduti del Sudan.»
- ISBN: 8850218176
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 304
An at-times horrifying read, but in the end a truly inspiring biography and a great portrayal of the awful ways war affects children and young adults. "War Child" is not for someone inclined to freak out at explicit descriptions of violence and misery, or famine-level poverty, hatred (at times racial Leggi tutto
A first person account from one of the Lost Boys of Sudan that will leave you saddened, yet hopeful. Emmanuel Jal truly explemplifies the resiliency of the human spirit and how one never knows how we can affect the lives of those we meet. Jal provides very vivid and detailed accounts of the atrociti Leggi tutto
A great memoir about a child soldier in Sudan. I liked the story although I was horrified, sad and angry for Jal throughout many parts of the book & couldn't imagine facing the challenges he endured. I felt like the first half of the book was a much stronger and enjoyable read than the second (If 3. Leggi tutto
War child is all about war, (as stated in the name). A boy (the main character) goes through the problems of losing teammates, friends and family. The boy is in war, who has to fight and try to make it out alive. But, along the way he loses many friends, teammates, and people he may even consider f
see my Blog on War Child at: Millerstime.net or go to http://web.me.com/Samesty84/MillersTi... In the last several years there have been a number of books about the horrors of child soldiers and the horrors occurring in various parts of Africa, including the best seller A Long Way Gone by Ishamael B Leggi tutto
War Child: A Child Soldier’s story is an story of a young boy who had to go through war all throughout his life and experience what it is like to live in a non war country. the book begins with Emmanuel and his family in their village trying to survive through attacks on his village. His father work Leggi tutto
This book is the second book I've read on a Child Soldier. War Child is about 7 year old Jal or Emmanuel from Sudan who gets caught up in the war between Northern Sudan and Southern Sudan. His entire family is displaced, he gets sent to the Ethiopian refugee camp, gets recruited as a child soldier i Leggi tutto
This was interesting. I've heard of the Lost Boys, but other than hearing the name, I didn't know anything about them. I liked seeing what things were like for him, and how his life was changed because of what he's been through. I can't even begin to imagine what things were like for him...betrayal, Leggi tutto
I don't have the background in Sudanese (and regional) history to judge the veracity of everything in this book, but even if it was only 1/2 true, it would still be an astonishing story. I haven't had much luck reading autobiographical books lately, so it was nice to finally finish one that was good Leggi tutto
Such a good book. Having met Mr. Jal I was already impressed, but his insightful writing and his ability to be both genuine and introspective about the lessons of war are tremendous.
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