Ishmael Beah on the radiance and beauty of life

Link to information about a book that I have not read, but will read:

Ishmael Beah’s New Battles

The former boy soldier has a new book and is getting good at living between two worlds

Read more: Ishmael Beah’s New Battles – TIME http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2162269,00.html#ixzz2qNYc8hyQ

In the interview, Ishmael Beah says

The villagers’ biggest obstacles, however, are not one another but forces beyond their control. “I realized as I talked to people that everybody thinks that peace means the absence of any challenge,” says Beah, who noticed a sharp drop-off in interest in his homeland’s destiny after the fighting ceased, as if living there were now a cakewalk. “The radiance and beauty of life is that people are able to move on with their lives even with the backdrop of all these difficulties.”


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