Sierra Leone Civil War Essays

  • Sierra Leone Civil War Analysis

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    The world deals with the good and evil; for example, war has these two opposing sides, but is there really a good side and an evil side when they are fighting and killing each other. In 1991, the country located in Africa, called Sierra Leone was undergoing a civil war (until

  • The Role Of Failure Of The Civil War In Sierra Leone

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    Anup Shah writes about the civil war in Sierra Leone with the government on one side and the rebels (the RUF) on the other. The Revolutionary United Front (RUF) was once a respectable organization but soon turned corrupt and called many governments corrupt and incapable of managing diamond resources. The same war Sierra Leone had fought against the RUF had happened in Kosovo before. But, this one had 25 more times the amount of death with worse cruelties and less media coverage. The governments and

  • Sierra Leone Civil War

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    The Sierra Leone civil war occurred in two phases, between 1991-1996 and 1997-2001, with a large scale wanton of violence. Based on media reports, Mitton (2016) highlights the description of Sierra Leone as a ‘war torn’ country. Due to the cruelty of violence highlighted during the civil war – involvement of children in atrocities and infliction of amputations upon citizen – intensified the systematic complexity (routine) of the civil war. The Sierra Leone civil war has been described in different

  • Summary Of A Long Way Gone Memoirs Of A Boy Soldier

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    Aspects of New York and Sierra Leone Discussed in A Long Way gone Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Ishmael Beah presents a sharp comparison between the life in New York and Sierra Leone in his book A Long Way gone Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. These differences are based on his own personal experiences as a native of Sierra Leone and a resident in New York. Beah was a teenage soldier in his native town during the civil war that his country faced during the 1990’s. He participated in that war as a teenage soldier

  • Sierra Leone Research Paper

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    Sierra Leone is a petite country located on the west coast of Africa. Sierra Leone is bordered by Guinea, Liberia, and the Atlantic Ocean. The most common language here is Kiro; it is a mix of English and a variety of African languages. Sierra Leone has multiple large resources like diamonds, chromite, and rutile. Also Sierra Leone was home to a bloody and costly civil war. The civil war in Sierra Leone began on March 23, 1991 and lasted until January 18, 2002. The Revolutionary United Front (RUF)

  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs Of A Boy Soldier By Ishmael Beah

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    describes his terrifying experiences as a child soldier in Sierra Leone, a country in West Africa, during the Sierra Leone Civil War that took place during the 1990s and early 2000s. Despite a confusing, unclear end to the story, the main idea of the account on how war can damage and alter an individual and country in ways never thought possible before is effectively revealed through Beah’s strong, detailed descriptions of war in Sierra Leone, along with genuine and unforgettable words that make you

  • Symbolism In A Long Way Gone

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    A Long Way Gone. This heartbreaking true story of young Ishmael Beah’s life during the Sierra Leone civil war. When he was twelve years old, Beah's village is attacked while he is away performing in a rap group with friends. Among the confusion, violence, and uncertainty of the war, Ishmael, his brother, and four friends rush from village to village in search of food and shelter, trying their hardest to avoid the rebel soldiers. Their day-to-day life is fall of struggle and grief, wondering if

  • Stop Conflict Diamonds In West Africa

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    Do you know that many people have been murdered in process of mining diamonds? People in Africa face serious social issues, especially in Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Liberia, because of Conflict Diamond which is defined by the United Nations as “any diamond that is mined in areas controlled by forces opposed to the legitimate, internationally recognised government of a country and that is sold to fund military action against that government”. (Blood Diamond, n.d, para1)

  • A Long Way Gone Themes

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    autobiographical novel that informs people about the civil war in Sierra Leone. This war caused massive destruction to the country physically and mentally. The citizens of Sierra Leone were forced to kill, starve, die, and leave their country for peace somewhere else. This novel describes the horrifying experiences a young boy, Ishmael Beah, had been through during the Sierra Leone civil war. The author used great motifs to describe the importance of war and familial love in the novel. Ishmael’s life

  • Global Diamond Trade Patterns

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    benefits in war torn countries such as Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is located in western Africa in both the Northern and Western hemispheres. Sierra Leone reaps major economic benefits due to diamond mining. In 2015 they exported over $150 million dollars worth of diamonds. The revenue gained from these exports helps the government to rebuild its infrastructure, education systems and health services. Although this is a very positive modern economic benefit of diamonds in Sierra Leone it came at a

  • Long Way Gone Themes

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    The book A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, the main character Ismael Beah tells a story of his first hand account of Sierra Leone’s civil war. Ismael Beah was a boy soldier who went from village to village with his brother and some friends in search of food and shelter. Beah was eventually brainwashed into thinking that what the group was doing would make up for his own family’s death. While his is fighting for the government he is heavily drugged to the point that he believes that what

  • Book Analysis: A Long Way Gone

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    The cause of the Sierra Leone war was diamonds. Not even the civilians knew the complete story. The Blood Diamond Documentary informs people about the Sierra Leone war and it’s bloodshed, but just watching it doesn’t give you the whole truth. Child soldiers did many things wrong, but they are also victims of the war. A Long Way Gone allows people to become personally attached to the main character, Ishmael Beah, who

  • Analysis Of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs Of A Boy Soldier

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    The civil war in Sierra Leone has taken its toll in the 1990s. The aftermath of the destruction due to the rebels were equivalent to the actual war. Ishmael Beah, author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, and Mariatu Kamara, author of The Bite of the Mango, both share their personal stories of their memories in Sierra Leone. Both at just the age of 12 their lives were war filled and were forever changed. By age thirteen he was a child soldier for the Sierra Leone Armed Forces and she was

  • Analysis Of Keratoconus A Long Way Gone

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    The civil war in Sierra Leone amplifies the tremendous danger of a single story because one may see the rebellion as an act of justice, where another may see it as just another bloody rebellion. The civil war in Sierra Leone broke out on March 23, 1991. The book A Long Way Gone is an autobiography of a child soldier 's life throughout the war. Ishmael Beah, author of A Long Way Gone, experienced the civil war in Sierra Leone firsthand. Sadly, while he was there,

  • A Long Way Gone Theme Essay

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    to nothing about, the civil war in Sierra Leone. Beah uses the theme of family and love, along with the use of symbolism and other literary devices, to inform a larger audience of the issues that he and others had to face while trying to survive in a war zone. A Long Way Gone, an autobiographical memoir, written by Ishmael Beah, takes place in Sierra Leone during the time of their civil war. (1991-2002) Ishmael’s story solely focused on the years he was affected by the war. (1992-1997) The tale

  • Summary Of A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah

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    story of a thirteen year old boy who spends his childhood being compelled to fight in the civil war in Sierra Leone. Ishmael Beah tries to avoid fighting for the rebels by running from town to town with his friends as the rebels advanced. Finally, his luck runs out and Ishmael Baeh is forced to serve in the civil war for the rebels. The story goes on to describe his horrific childhood as a soldier in Sierra Leone and his eventual rescue by Unicef and rehabilitation center. In this passage, Ishmael

  • Long Way Gone Assignment

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    NON-FICTION ASSIGNMENT My first reaction to the topic of A Long Way Gone was shock. This book is about an African boy, named Ishmael Beah, having his family and friends slaughtered, home after home destroyed, and childhood taken by the civil war in Sierra Leone. I never could imagine having everything being taken away from me and running for my life for a year like Ishmael. He was my age when he, his brother, and four other boys were chased away from their home and everything they had. I would want

  • A Long Way Gone Reflection

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    child soldier during the Civil War in Sierra Leone. This book explains in detail the obstacles Beah had encountered during this time. A Long Way Gone is filled with violence, tragedy, drugs, war and survival. It is a refreshing take on learning about the Civil War in Sierra Leone. This books holds firsthand information over the events that occurred. It provides evidence of the unwillingly harsh conditions and acts these young boys had to commit over the course of the war. It also describes the severe

  • A Long Way Gone Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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    Envision your home turning into a battle ground, breaking up into military bases—flipping the world upside down. (nice capture tactic) This was peoples’ lives for many years, beginning in the 1960’s, during the Civil War in Sierra Leone. (need a transition---how does Beah relate to civil war aforementioned—I think I follow and understand but you did not explicitly state, which is always necessary when essay writing) A Long Way Gone is a memoir written and lived by Ishmael Beah. He writes with an intense

  • The Responsibility Of Ishmael Beah's Attacks In Sierra Leone

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    An autobiography, of which Ishmael Beah unwillingly becomes a child solider due to a civil war that has arisen in Sierra Leone. Before the attacks had happen, Ishmael and his elder brother Junior had gone from home to perform Rap in Mattru Jong with their friends. Not long after their arrival, news of the rebels had come to their attention having raided their home town and no sign of their families being unscarred from the warfare. Ishmael, and his group of friends sought out to travel to each village