A long way gone

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A long way gone

"The guards wallked into the circle and started searching our pockets. One of them found a rap cassett in my pocket and handed in to the chief. He asked for it to be played.."

"Things changed rapidly in a matter of seconds and no one had any control over anything. We had yet to learn these things and implement survival tactics, which was what it came down to."

This relates to the story because this also took place in Africa as well. It was a battle that involved rebels who would go around killing and slaughtering innocent people.

"Often, my shadow would scare me and cause me to run for miles. Everything felt awkwardly brutal. Even the air seemed to want to attack me and break my neck."

"Ishmael, still a refugee, has been wandering through the forest for over a month, during which time he has seen no one. His only companions are monkeys, snakes, wild pigs, and deer."

"My eyes widened, a smile forming on my face. Even in the middle of the madness there remained that true and natural beauty, and it took my mind away from my current situation as I marveled at this sight."

"I had my gun now, and as the corporal always said, "This gun is your source of power in these times. It will protect you and provide you all you need, if you know how to use it well."


RUF Revolutionary United Front


Child Soldiers




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