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Youth on the Frontlines: A Program for High School Students

April 26, 2007 | Instituto Cervantes New York | New York City

With Ishmael Beah, Uzodinma Iweala, Linda Sue Park; moderated by Donna Barkman

Co-sponsored by the Instituto Cervantes New York and the Consulate General of Spain

Discussed: writing what you know; remembering the lives of others; hip-hop; and readings from Linda Sue Park’s When My Name Was Keoko and Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier.

Copyright © 2007 Beowulf Sheehan/PEN American Center

• Entire event

• Linda Sue Park reads from When My Name was Keoko
• Uzodinma Iweala discusses Beasts of No Nation 
• Ishmael Beah reads from A Long Way Gone;  Memoirs of a Boy Soldier 
• Discussion and Q&A 

From the PEN Blogs

• Martha Southgate:
The “Youth on the Frontlines” panel was absolutely packed! So full, in fact, that I ended up sitting with my…[More]