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Ishmael Beah was a boy soldier, forced into the civil war in Sierre Leone. He burst onto the literary scene with his 2007 memoir A Long Way Gone. His latest book is a novel set in a small village as it tries to find a new normal after the brutal fighting. He talks with Steve Bertrand on Books about Radiance of Tomorrow, living with his own memories of atrocities and the promise of fatherhood.

Ishmael Beah