Ishmael Beah, Former Boy Soldier and Author of Radiance of Tomorrow

Date: 
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) 901 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
United States

When Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Leone’s civil war and the fate of child soldiers that “everyone in the world should read” (The Washington Post). Now Beah, whom Dave Eggers has called “arguably the most read African writer in contemporary literature,” comes to the Council to discuss his first novel, an affecting, tender parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone.

With the gentle lyricism of a dream and the moral clarity of a fable, Radiance of Tomorrow is about overcoming obstacles after Sierra Leone's Civil War, and about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times.

SCHEDULE
5:30 p.m. Registration and refreshments reception
6:15 p.m. Program
7:15 p.m. Book signing
7:30 p.m. Conclusion

EVENT OPTIONS
$2.00 of ​every ticket sale goes to the "Help Save Bodine" fund.
Members
• Refreshments, program & book: $25
General Public
• Refreshments, program & book: $35
Full-time Students (with valid ID)
• Refreshments, program & book: $15

For the accommodation of special needs during events (e.g. hearing/vision impairments, dietary restrictions, wheelchair 2. accessibility), please call Denise Bala at 215-561-4700 ext. 227 or Hayley Boyle ext. 235.

Categories
Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Event Type: 
Community Events
Event Type: 
Educational Events
Topic: 
Conflict/Violence
Topic: 
Community Development
Topic: 
Advocacy/Policy
Topic: 
Civil Rights
Topic: 
Cultural Awareness
Topic: 
International Relations
Topic: 
Humanitarian Assistance/Foreign Aid
Topic: 
Global Crisis
Topic: 
Human Rights
Topic: 
Foreign Policy/Diplomacy
Topic: 
Immigration/Refugees
Global Region: 
Africa
Global Region: 
Sierra Leonean