Ishmael Beah Returns to Campus Friday
As a follow-up to their standing-room-only appearance last fall, rescued child soldier Ishmael Beah and nurse Alusine Kamara will return to UT Knoxville tomorrow for a lecture and book signing.
As a child soldier, Beah fought on the front lines of a war that engulfed his native Sierra Leone. Kamara was the director of a child soldier rehabilitation center in Sierra Leone that gave former fighters, including Beah, the chance to recover from their often horrific experiences.
Beah and Kamara’s visit is sponsored by the Life of the Mind program and Ready for the World, the campus’ international and intercultural initiative. Free and open to the public, the event—which will include a discussion and question-and-answer session—will be held at 2 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium of Alumni Memorial Building.