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a long way gone

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Discipline:
Language Arts
Subject:
Literature
Grade:
12

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a long way gone

Ishmael Beah is a successful author and human rights activist from Sierra Leone.

a long way gone

Meet the Author

An extraordinary, rivetingaccount of a former child soldier as he delves deep into his past and shares the horrors of his childhood,his corrupted innocence and the battles he fought within himself. His strength and difficult journey on the path to redemption is truly inspiring.

“My childhood had gone by without my knowing, and it seemed as if my heart had frozen.”

An in-depth recount on Ishmael's past.

"One of the unsettling things about my journey, mentally, physically, and emotionally, was that I wasn't sure when or where it was going to end. I didn't know what I was going to do with my life. I felt that I was starting over and over again."

“I joined the army to avenge the deaths of my family and to survive, but I've come to learn that if I am going to take revenge, in that process I will kill another person whose family will want revenge; then revenge and revenge and revenge will never come to an end...”

The story of a survivor

“If you are alive, there is hope for a better day and something good to happen. If there is nothing good left in the destiny of a person, he or she will die."

Learn about the IBF

Read about it here!

Revenge

War

Fear

Violence

Chaos

Drugs

"These days I live in three worlds: my dreams, and the experiences of my new life, which trigger memories from the past."


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