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Give a Boy a Gun

ISBN13: 9780232527636

ISBN10: 0232527636

Publisher: DARTON LONGMAN & TODD LTD

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  • Give a Boy a Gun is the story of Alistair Little, a member of the Ulster Volunteer Force who, aged seventeen, murdered a man. He is now involved with the reconciliation movement, and has shared a platform with the Dalai Lama. In retelling his story, he explores the factors that turn a boy brought up in a stable, loving family into a terrorist, and then transforms his violence into a deep desire for reconciliation.

    Too young to receive a life sentence, Alistair served a 12-year prison sentence in Long Kesh and H-blocks. Once released, he began the slow and painful process that turned him away from terrorism to work internationally with victims and perpetrators in the field of conflict transformation and restorative justice.

    This is not just a book about Northern Ireland. The horrors of Alistairs youth are shared by hundreds of young men caught up in situations of conflict across the world. In retelling his story, he explores the factors that turn a boy brought up in a stable, loving family into a terrorist, and then transform his violence into a deeper understanding of the enemy and what it means to be humane in the context of conflict.

  • Alistair Little



    Ruth Scott



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    Told with painful honesty and touching sensitivity a courageous book.

    - HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, of Jordan


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Give a Boy a Gun