Moses, Citizen and Me

Moses, Citizen and Me

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by Delia Jarrett-Macauley
     
 

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When Julia flies in to war-scarred Sierra Leone from London, she is apprehensive about seeing her uncle Moses for the first time in 20 years. But nothing could have prepared her for her encounter with her eight-year-old cousin, Citizen, a former child soldier, and for the shocking truth of what he has done. Driven by a desire to understand Citizen, Julia takes

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When Julia flies in to war-scarred Sierra Leone from London, she is apprehensive about seeing her uncle Moses for the first time in 20 years. But nothing could have prepared her for her encounter with her eight-year-old cousin, Citizen, a former child soldier, and for the shocking truth of what he has done. Driven by a desire to understand Citizen, Julia takes the disturbed child into the bush. There they meet other child soldiers, and a storyteller, Bemba G., who provides a safe haven for them all and strives to return them to childhood through play, love, story-telling, and performance. As Julia gradually rediscovers Africa, the different generations of her family rediscover their bonds. And then Bemba G. directs the child soldiers in a version of Julius Caesar, with powerful effect.

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ISBN-13:
9781862078147
Publisher:
Granta UK
Publication date:
03/06/2006
Edition description:
New
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

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