A Long Way Gone By Ismael Beah Essay examples

719 Words May 14th, 2016 3 Pages
The wide spectrum for the desire to own resources in many countries has produced a raging armed conflict. For instance, developing countries like, Africa are the most vulnerable to face constant wars due to the lack of resources. Consequently, a new source is being used to battle the rivalries for the reoccurring conflict. Ismael Beah’s book, A Long Way Gone, reveals in detail that child soldiers are the newest source used in the armed conflict. His book, also demonstrates his experience as a child soldier, fighting for the Sierra Leone Armed Services at the age of twelve. Like Beah, thousands of other children are utilized, as soldiers because they are the most valued agents for both the army and rebel groups, despite the availability to recruit adult men. Moreover, Beah introduces his book with the moment that changed his life, which was when he and a couple of friends left their to village to preform at Mattru Jong. Before their performance news reached Mattru Jong that a rebel group attacked their village. Chaos sprung due to the rebel attack causing many villagers to flee in different directions in search for shelter. Ismael and his friends left their shelter since they did not know anything about the whereabouts of their family. They had gone from village to village, but they just did not find their parents, until they came across a village that knew where their family was. Moments before reuniting with his family, another rebel group attacks the village his family…

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