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.
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