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War Child Audiobook

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Written by Emmanuel Jal

Narrated by Ademola Adeyemo

Published on February 3, 2009

Audio is 1500 hours

About War Child:

In the mid-1980s, Emmanuel Jal was a seven year old Sudanese boy, living in a small village with his parents, aunts, uncles, and siblings. But as Sudan’s civil war moved closer—with the Islamic government seizing tribal lands for water, oil, and other resources—Jal’s family moved again and again, seeking peace. Then, on one terrible day, Jal was separated from his mother, and later learned she had been killed; his father Simon rose to become a powerful commander in the Christian Sudanese Liberation Army, fighting for the freedom of Sudan. Soon, Jal was conscripted into that army, one of 10,000 child soldiers, and fought through two separate civil wars over nearly a decade.

But, remarkably, Jal survived, and his life began to change when he was adopted by a British aid worker. He began the journey that would lead him to change his name and to music: recording and releasing his own album, which produced the number one hip-hop single in Kenya, and from there went on to perform with Moby, Bono, Peter Gabriel, and other international music stars.

Shocking, inspiring, and finally hopeful, War Child is a memoir by a unique young man, who is determined to tell his story and in so doing bring peace to his homeland.

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The extraordinary memoir of a former child soldier, who escaped a violent life to become Africa’s #1 hip-hop artist and an international ambassador.

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Emmanuel Jal now lives in London. His music has been featured in the movie Blood Diamond, the documentary God Grew Tired of Us, and in three episodes of ER. He is a spokesman for Amnesty International and Oxfam, and has done work for Save the Children, UNICEF, World Food Programme, Christian Aid, and other charities, and has established his own charitable foundation, Gua Africa, to help former Sudanese child soldiers.

Joseph Ademola Adeyemo made his acting debut in “The Last Days of Toussaint L’Ouverture”, a film about the legendary hero. Adémóla has also infused his powerful voice in a collaboration with political activist, artist, and author Emmanuel Jal, in the audio book War Child: a tumultuous tale of a Sudanese child soldier.

,“I was enormously impressed meeting Emmanuel Jal. He is an extraordinary artist, led by the heart….I felt I was meeting a man with the potential of a young Bob Marley. There is a generosity and compassion in his approach to the world that is an inspiration to me, and I am sure it will be to many others.” —Peter Gabriel

War Child was published on February 3, 2009.

The War Child Audiobook is 1500 hours. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.

Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.

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Subjects in War Child

War Child includes the following subjects: Music. The BISAC Subject Code is Biography & Autobiography, Military.

About the Author(s) of War Child

The author of War Child is Emmanuel Jal.

About the Narrator of War Child Audiobook

The narrator for the War Child Audiobook is Ademola Adeyemo.

War Child Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Macmillan Audio. It is supplied by MPS. The ISBN-10 is 1427206368. The ISBN-13 is 9781427206367.

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