University of California, Santa Barbara Arts and Lectures
Ticket Office: (805) 893-3535
MON - FRI / 10AM - 5PM

Ishmael Beah

(2013/2014 Lectures)

Mon, Mar 10
8:00 PM

Best-selling Author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

An Evening with
Ishmael Beah

“Arguably the most read African writer in contemporary literature.”
– author Dave Eggers


In his New York Times best-selling memoir, A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah gave a harrowing account of Sierra Leone’s civil war and the fate of child soldiers who, like himself, were forced to commit terrible acts. He described his struggle to regain his humanity and reenter the world of civilians who viewed him with fear and suspicion. This inspiring human rights advocate, UNICEF Advocate for Children Affected by War and author of a highly praised new novel, Radiance of Tomorrow, will share his story and shed light on critical issues related to children and war.

Books will be available for purchase and signing


Press Info
You might also like:
Robert Ballard
Sun, Apr 27 / 3:00 PM
Ann Patchett
Tue, May 6 / 8:00 PM