Ishmael Beah's Babes In Arms

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Children are like sponges, they soak up everything they see or hear. If children see nothing but war and violence it becomes a part of them. Consequently, Babes in Arms by William Boyd discusses about Ishmael Beah’s memoir, A Long Way Gone, and his life as a child warrior. Since Beah was only 12 when the Sierra Leone War had entered his life his mind was very influenced by bloodshed and brutality. Throughout the review, Beah talks about how he lost his innocence as he transformed from a little boy growing up in Sierra Leone to a child warrior. The reviewer says, “It is a vision of hell that Beah gives us.” This detail encaptures the hardship that Beah had to go through, with hatred violence and hostility instilled into him. In addition
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