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A Long Way Gone Quotes by Ishmael Beah

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Chapter 1. A long way gone.

The narrator and author of the book.

A Long Way Gone Character List

One of Ishmael's best friends in the army. A banana farmer from Ishmael's village. Ishmael and his friends meet him again outside the village where the boys believe their families are hiding. He is responsible for the delay that causes the boys to reach the village just as the RUF attack. Ishmael blames him for his family's death and attacks him, but the other boys hold Ishmael back and claim that Gasemu actually saved their lives.

All rights reserved. Topics Character Roles Protagonist, Antagonist Character Clues. Ishmael is our narrator, but he's not quite the same as narrators in some other books. For starters, Ishmael Beah is a real person. He was born in in Sierra Leone.

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A Long Way Gone

Ishmael Beah (2018) on his Life's Journey

The book is a firsthand account of Beah's time as a child soldier during the civil war in Sierra Leone s. He wandered the war-filled country and was forced to join an army unit who brainwashed him into using guns and drugs. By 13, he had perpetrated and witnessed a great deal of violence. There he was able to find his uncle that would adopt him. With the help of some of the staff he was able to return to a civilian life and get off drugs.



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