The start of Sierra Leone's war was that the RUF began to campaign against President Momoh and captured towns on the border of Liberia. During the first year of the war the RUF took control over eastern and southern Sierra Leone. Children soldiers fought for the rebels and the pro- government militia. Some children escaped and joined the Kamajors who often gave them food and shelter.
Ishmael Beah is 36 years old and has settled down in Brooklyn, New York. Ishmael didn't use a writing method, he just start down and wrote from start to finish. He attended Oberlin College in Ohio. Ishmael was fascinated by the English.
Ishmael is a member of the Human Rights Watch Childrens Rights Division Adversary Committee.
The other videos we watched were "About My Book 1" and "Sharing My Experience". We learned that Ishmael started writing his book because he realized a lot of Americans were not aware of what was happening in Sierra Leone. We learned that the war started when Ishmael was 11 years old and reached his town when he was 12.
The video was about Ishmael telling about his experience being a child soldier.