Long Way Gone

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Long Way Gone

Austin LanningJuly 2, 2014

When adversity is present in your life you can either sit back and wish your life was better, or you can do what a small unfortunate african boy did, and change it. In the tragic events of a country caught in a Civil War, one boy journeys not just to live untill tomorrow, but to make a better tomorrow for him, and others around the world.

About The Memoir

Ishmael Beah

In the book there are many reoccurring words that demonstrate the different aspects of the memoir such as, journey, pain, escape, numb, and protect

Primary School in Ishmael's Hometown, Mogbwemo

The character of Ishmael and others is demonstrated in quotes throughout the memoir such as,I would shoot the monkey so that it would no longer have the chance to put other hunters in the same predicament -Ishmael Beah.And my rule was to kill, or to be killed -Ishamel BeahIf you are alive, there is hope for a better day and something good to happen -Ishmael's FatherCircumstances will change and things will be fine, just hold on a little more -Kanei How many more times do we have to come to terms with death before we find safety? -Saidu

Important thoughts/quotes

Ishmael speaks about his past

The use of child soldiers in Sierra Leone

Ishmael and Laura Simms


  • tashamae 6 years ago

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    i really loved this it was great.. :)