Analysis Of A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah

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Ishmael Beah, the memoirist of A Long Way Gone, retells the horrors he experienced during the Sierra Leone Civil War. In his story, he talks about his journey on escaping the war, becoming a child soldier, and recovering from his disturbing childhood. Ishmael was forced to flee after the rebel forces attacked his home. He started out with a few of his friends but eventually separated from them and wandered on his own. After running from village to village, his only chance of survival was to join the rebel army and enlist as a child soldier. He became brainwashed into performing the most inhuman war tactics just to keep his life. He and the soldiers around him relied on drugs to numb their pain and emotions. Killing innocent people became an
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