The Bionic Glove Project Is Giving a Sierra Leone Civil War Survivor a New Printed Hand
A Former Child Soldier Imagines 'Tomorrow' In Sierra Leone
Ishmael Beah was 12 when he was orphaned by Sierra Leone's civil war and recruited as a child soldier. He described the ordeal in his 2007 memoir, A Long Way Gone. Now, Beah's debut novel, Radiance of Tomorrow, tells the story of a shattered community struggling to rebuild itself after war.
In a book, The Bite of the Mango, a woman, recounts horrific tales of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war. After being raped at 12 by an older man in her village, Mariatu Kamara was captured by rebel soldier boys who brutally chopped both her hands off.