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If you speak English here are some English books from Sierra Leone for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.
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In a heart-wrenching, candid autobiography, a human rights activist offers a firsthand account of war from the perspective of a former child soldier, detailing the violent civil war that wracked his native Sierra Leone and the government forces that transformed a gentle young boy into a killer as a member of the army. 75,000 first printing.
Rating: 4 9 Votes
"Are we girls, or are we demons? Are we going to die or are we going to survive? Deka lives in fear of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she can become a member of her village. If she bleeds red, she will belong. But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold--the color of impurity, of a demon. The consequences force Deka to leave her village with a mysterious woman, destined to join an army of girls like her --the alaki, girls who are near-immortals with rare gifts, and the only ones able to stop the empire's greatest threat. But as she journeys to the capital to train for t... continue
Rating: 4 25 Votes
Freetown, Sierra Leone, 1969. On a hot January evening that he will remember for decades, Elias Cole first catches sight of Saffia Kamara, the wife of a charismatic colleague. He is transfixed. Thirty years later, lying in the capital's hospital, he recalls the desire that drove him to acts of betrayal he has tried to justify ever since. Elsewhere in the hospital, Kai, a gifted young surgeon, is desperately trying to forget the pain of a lost love that torments him as much as the mental scars he still bears from the civil war that has left an entire people with terrible secrets to keep. It fal... continue