A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Ishmael Beah
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Chapters 1-3

• In 1998 in New York City, Ishmael's friends ask about his life in Sierra Leone, but realize he hasn't told them everything about that time.

• Ishmael heard stories about the war, but he didn't know anything about it except the little heard from refugees or seen in movies.

• The first time he was touched by war was in 1993 when he, his brother Junior, and friend Talloi left home to participate in a friend's talent show.

• They had rap and dance group they had started after being introduced to rap music in Mobimbi, a quarter where Americans who worked for the same company their father did, lived.

• When they left that morning for Mattru Jong, they packed their backpacks with lyrics, cassette tapes, and they wore several layers of clothing.

• They walked the sixteen miles to save money.

• At two in the afternoon, they arrived at Kabati where...

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