” We all have that capacity to lose our humanity when circumstances force us to do so. It’s not specific to people who live in Africa or Latin America or Asia. And equally, we are capable of regaining ourselves. “


” There’s so much focus and interest about what happens during war, but very little about what happens when people return to homes and communities that have been destroyed. There’s a renewal that happens, but it’s a very difficult one. “


” The thing that really gets to me is that countries are in the news only when things get out of hand. That’s when it’s newsworthy. When the war ends, it’s not newsworthy anymore, no one wants to think about it. Actually, the aftermath is the most important part. It’s when people have to rebuild. “


” I guess what I’d like to say is that people in Sierra Leone are human beings, just like Americans. They want to send their kids to school, they want to live in peace, they want to have their basic rights of life just like everyone else. I think we all owe an obligation to support people who want to do that. “


” A lot of people, when they say ‘forgive and forget,’ they think you completely wash your brain out and forget everything. That is not the concept. What I think is you forgive and you forget so you can transform your experiences, not necessarily forget them but transform them, so that they don’t haunt you or handicap you or kill you. “



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