The Bite Of The Mango By Mariatu Kamara And A Long Way Gone Written By Ishmael Beah

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In parts of the world, children are often surrounded by the ever growing obstacle of war. While in these situations, the concept of youth can become an imaginary idea. Most children are scouted into armies or placed into refugee camps where immediate maturity must be learned. “Since the mid-1990s, the world has watched in horror as hundreds of thousands of children and young teenagers have participated in nearly 50 wars, mostly in Africa and Asia” (Felton 1). Often times, these young ones never have the opportunity to escape these disastrous environments, with the help of American founded programs, such as the The United Nations Children 's Fund, society has begun to see a change. There have been thousands of autobiographies written by the victims of these events that claim the stories of both survival and tragedies. Two examples of these are The Bite of The Mango written by Mariatu Kamara and A Long Way Gone written by Ishmael Beah.

Although both were very different tales, it was evident to the audience that the two held similar complexity. From undergoing complete hell to fleeing a country of complete distraught, Kamara and Beah record issues that can only be defined as child maltreatment. Award-winning Canadian Newspaper, The Globe and Mail frequently display the horrifying truths behind children at war:

In its latest report on the state of the world 's children, Unicef reports that nearly half of the 3.6 million people who were killed as the result of armed…

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