“My children, this country has lost its good heart. People don’t trust each other anymore. Years ago, you would have been heartily welcomed in this village. I hope that you boys can find safety before this untrustworthiness and fear cause someone to harm you"
(a village elder to Ishmael Beah, a former child soldier in Sierra Leone, in the book "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier", Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2007)