In your face, on the stage |

In your face, on the stage

Dear Editor:

Once again that gem of a nonprofit, the Aspen Writers’ Foundation, is bringing some of the energy of Africa to the Wheeler this Friday night (Feb. 22) ” Ishmael Beah who has written a powerful book on being a child soldier in Sierra Leone. Still on, I believe, the New York Times Bestseller list, it is a moving story of Ishmael’s path through his time as a child soldier to rehabilitation, and eventually leading U.S. and an education which helped him tell his story.

The conversation about the book will be led by Binyavanga Wainaina, an intellectual from Kenya who has been so “right on” about the crisis in Kenya it is scary. For those interested in “in your face” issues, this evening is not to be missed.

Andy Hanson


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