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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (497 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emmanuel Jal Narrator: Ademola Adeyemo Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the mid-1980s, Emmanuel Jal was a seven-year-old Sudanese boy, living in a small village with his parents, aunts, uncles, and siblings. But as Sudan's civil war moved closer - with the Islamic government seizing tribal lands for water, oil, and other resources - Jal's family moved again and again, seeking peace. Then, on one terrible day, Jal was separated from his mother, and later learned she had been killed; his father Simon rose to become a powerful commander in the Christian Sudanese Liberation Army, fighting for the freedom of Sudan.

Soon, Jal was conscripted into that army, one of 10,000 child soldiers, and fought through two separate civil wars over nearly a decade. But, remarkably, Jal survived, and his life began to change when he was adopted by a British aid worker. He began the journey that would lead him to change his name and to music: recording and releasing his own album, which produced the number one hip-hop single in Kenya, and from there going on to perform with Moby, Bono, Peter Gabriel, and other international music stars.

Shocking, inspiring, and finally hopeful, War Child is a memoir by a unique young man, who is determined to tell his story and in so doing bring peace to his homeland. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ellie Bogue | 2/5/2014

    " What was there was interesting. I would have like a little more detail on how he eventually left the country and started over in America. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amanda Carmichael | 1/30/2014

    " this book is very similar in theme and content to "a long way gone" by ishmael beah, but it takes you into the authors life after being a "lost boy." a sad look at what so many childhoods look like... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brittany | 1/29/2014

    " A dark but powerful story. And now I want to find his music and see if I like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jen | 1/29/2014

    " This was an excellent, revealing, and painful biography of a boy born in southern Sudan. Once you begin, you are not able to put the book down as you are swept into Jal Jok's story. I found his journey from hatred of God to learning to love and forgive amazing considering the pain he has endured. I would consider it impossible to read this and not be affected. "

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