Emmanuel Jal

Forced to become a child soldier for the rebel army in Sudan's bloody civil war, Emmanuel Jal was put into battle in Ethiopia. He finally escaped, told his story in War Child (an incredible and moving memoir-cum-story) and now spreads messages of peace and reconciliation with his unique style of rap. We were thrilled to have him at the 2009 Book Festival - don't miss his story, you can hear it here.

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