Summary Of A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah

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A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah has the ability to make me realize how little my problems are compared to what the people in Sierra Leone had to endure. My first world problems are small insects next to the mammoth amount of issues going on during the Sierra Leone civil war. No one should have to withstand such tyranny and hardship. I am angry that children are forced to kill and are deprived of the education that everyone deserves. Firstly, I often find myself thinking that what I am reading is historical fiction, that this is just a piece of over-exaggerated writing meant to give the reader some perspective. Unfortunately, it is not. Particularly in Chapter 3, I forced myself to put myself in Ishmael’s shoes and think about how I would react

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