• Name: Hassan
  • Age: 11
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Dark
  • Height: 4'10
  • interests: Games, guns, fishing"
" There were three small boys sitting on the bridge. They were tossing pebbles at the trout that hung in the streaming, turquoise water and waiting for something interesting to happen."
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Throughout Dead Ground, you can follow the story of Hassan through the illustrations. His is a story of loss of innocence and radicalisation. From a small boy brought up in the bosom of the village, playing among the poppy fields and streams, to a young Taliban soldier with an AK-47, barely eleven years old. Hassan’s story is all too common in the modern world, where extremists recruit easy cannon fodder in the form of child soldiers.