Ishmael Beah A Long Way Gone Analysis

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A historical figure that has had an influence on me is Ishmael Beah. His story of a child at war is truly inspiring. He ran to save his life at such a young age and he was captured and “brain-washed” into the war in Sierra Leone during the nineties. From his memoir, A Long Way Gone he enlightened me that there is no right side to war, both sides of the war are destructive, both sides recruited children to fight and both forced recruits to do drugs that altered their way of thinking. In the memoir, UNICEF saves him from the war by bartering for the children and they saved as much children as they could. They taught him how to be a functional human being through hours upon hours of therapy and schooling at their facilities. Even though the change

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