Excerpts of the best selling book by Ishmael Beah
Young Adult (18-35)
East African (General)
West African (General)
Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
my grandfather or Kummel teacher, as everyone called him, was a well known local Arabic scholar and healer in the village and beyond. At Kabbadi, we ate, arrested a bit and started the last six miles. Grandmother wanted us to spend the night, but we told her that we will be back the following day. How is that father of yours treating you these days? She acts in a sweet voice that was leading with worry. Why are you going to matter young if not for school? And why do you look so skinny? She continued asking. But we evaded how questions. She followed us to the edge of the village and watched as we descended the **** switching her walking stick to her left hand so that she could wave us off with our right hand, a sign of good luck.