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    • ISBN:9780748111312
    • Publication date:05 Mar 2009

War Child

A Boy Soldier's Story

By Emmanuel Jal

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The extraordinary and inspirational story of a young boy soldier in the Sudan People's Liberation Army.

Emmanuel Jal was seven years old when he became a soldier and went into battle with the rebel army in Sudan's bloody civil war. Believing he was being sent to school, Emmanuel trekked his way to a refugee camp in Ethiopia where he became one of the Lost Boys of Sudan.

After nearly five years of fighting, Emmanuel was smuggled into Kenya by Emma McCune, a British aid worker, and finally began to have a childhood and an education. When Emma died tragically, Emmanuel struggled to find purpose in life but eventually - through the power of prayer and music - he succeeded.

From child soldier, to refugee, to rap star, War Child is one boy's incredible story of survival and triumph.

Biographical Notes

Emmanuel Jal is a rising international rap artist.

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  • ISBN: 9780349121253
  • Publication date: 04 Mar 2010
  • Page count: 288
  • Imprint: Abacus
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
An astounding narrative of human physical endurance — Evening Standard
While it may be that no portrayal can ever bring us close to the reality, Jal does afford the reader an insight into a terrrifying existence — New Statesman
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