The New York Times has two reviews of Ishmael Beah’s new novel, Radiance of Tomorrow. Beah, a native of Sierra Leone, came to fame in 2007 with the publication of his memoir A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. The memoir recounts Beah’s experience as a child soldier, and his eventual escape to the US. Beah lives in New York and regularly speaks publically on behalf of children affected by war.
Beah will be visiting JHU in March as part of the President’s Reading Series: Literature of Social Import. Details here.