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Fight And Flight

If anything, Ishmael Beah's life has revolved around luck – good and bad. Born in Sierra Leone, he was separated from his family when civil war broke out and then forced to join the government army -- all by the age of 13. In his late teens, he successfully fled the country with aid from UNICEF. Then, he rejoined society, something he's said was more challenging than becoming the brainwashed and addiction-addled child soldier.

Eventually, Beah resettled in America and penned the best-seller A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, his tale of war, fear, and dead-eyed violence. Beah will share his experiences at ASU's West Campus.

Tue., Sept. 18, 7 p.m., 2012

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La Sala Ballroom

4701 W. Thunderbird Road
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602-543-5500

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