War Child: A Child Soldier's Story
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.
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WAR CHILD: A Child Soldier's StoryUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Sudanese hip-hop musician and humanitarian recounts his time as a child soldier.In frank, unsparing detail, Jal details his experiences during the early 1980s, when the civil war "grew as I did." He ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - getupkid10 - LibraryThing
The story of Emmanuel Jal, formerly known as Jal Jok, and his life during the civil war between the South (Christian/animist black population) and the North (Muslim, Arab population) in Sudan. The son ... Read full review