Ishmael Beah

About Ishmael Beah

Birth Day: November 23, 1980
Birth Place: Mattru Jong, Sierra Leone

Ishmael Beah

Ishmael Beah was born on November 23, 1980 in Mattru Jong, Sierra Leone. Famous for his autobiographical work A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, this writer and activist is also notable for his novel Radiance of Tomorrow.
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Popular As Ishmael Beah
Occupation Autobiographer
Age 40 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born November 23, 1980 (Mattru Jong, Sierra Leone)
Birthday November 23
Town/City Mattru Jong, Sierra Leone
Nationality Sierra Leone

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Ishmael Beah’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius is curious and energetic, it is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Ishmael Beah was born in the Year of the Monkey. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Monkey thrive on having fun. They’re energetic, upbeat, and good at listening but lack self-control. They like being active and stimulated and enjoy pleasing self before pleasing others. They’re heart-breakers, not good at long-term relationships, morals are weak. Compatible with Rat or Dragon.

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Famous for his autobiographical work A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, this Writer and Activist is also notable for his novel Radiance of Tomorrow.

Before Fame

At 13 he was forced into military Service during the Sierra Leone Civil War of the early 1990s. With the aid of UNICEF, he escaped the terrible situation and relocated to New York City, where he graduated from the U.N. International School.


He earned a political science degree from Oberlin College in Ohio.

Family Life

He spent his childhood years in Mogbwemo, Bonthe District, Sierra Leone, and later lived in the United States with his foster parent, Laura Simms. He married Priscillia Kounkou in 2013.

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On a 2007 episode of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, he discussed his harrowing experiences as a child soldier and his readjustment to civilian life.

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