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Straight Out of Sudan: A Child Soldier Raps

Will Hermes, The New York Times, 2 October 2005

THE CONSENSUS among American rappers may be that happiness, as John Lennon once sang, is a warm gun, but Emmanuel Jal is more ambivalent on the subject. Which is particularly interesting given that he spent much of his childhood as a conscripted soldier in the Sudan People's Liberation Army.

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