A long way gone

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A long way gone

"We didn't know that we were leaving home, never to return."

"I am not a soldier anymore; i am a child."

" Everyone had become an enemy."

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"This isn't your fault, you know. It really isn't."


" My squad was my family, my gun was my protector, and my rule was to kill or be killed."

This is a true story, of Ishmael Beah, a young boy that is at the age of 13, fighting for his country. His family was slaughtered, and he was taken into the army and brainwashed by drugs to kill innocent people. Will he be able to get away from the war? Or will it follow him where ever he goes?

A Long Way GoneBy Ishmael Beah

Mattru Jong, Ishmaels home townMap of Sierra Leone

A Somalian Child soldier

New York CityShakespear, his favorite authorAK 47, his gun

RUF leaderCassava, his favorite food

Some links with interviews with Ex-Soldiershttp://www.cbsnews.com/news/interviews-with-konys-child-soldiers/http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/05/uganda-former-child-soldiers-from-lord-resistance-army-ret-2014539240489470.html


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