Songs of a War Boy

Songs of a War Boy

Teen edition

Paperback (28 May 2020) | English

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Synopsis

'A reminder that every childhood is different, and some are jaw-droppingly, mind-bendingly, heart-wrenchingly different.' - Morris Gleitzman, Australian Children's Laureate

Deng Adut was six years old when war came to his village in South Sudan. Taken from his mother, he was conscripted into the Sudanese People's Liberation Army. He was taught to use an AK-47 and sent into battle.

Shot in the back, plagued by illness and the relentless brutality of war, Deng's future was bleak. A child soldier must kill or be killed. But, after five years, he was rescued by his brother John and, miraculously, they became the third Sudanese family resettled in Australia.

Songs of a War Boy is the inspirational memoir of a young man who has overcome unthinkable adversity to become a lawyer, refugee advocate and NSW Australian of the Year. It is also an important reminder of the power of compassion.

Content warning: Parts of this book contain confronting material that might cause distress to some readers. For ages 12+

About the Publisher

Hachette Australia

Hachette Australia

Little, Brown is the literary hardback imprint that feeds into our Abacus paperback list. We publish across a wide range of areas, including fiction, history, memoir, science and travel, but within this diverse list the vast majority of books have in common a strong narrative and a distinctive voice.

Book information

ISBN: 9780734419620
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Hachette Australia
Pub date:
Edition: Teen edition
DEWEY: 355.008309624
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 140g
Height: 196mm
Width: 126mm
Spine width: 18mm