A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Ishmael Beah
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Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 1, Ishmael, his brother, and a friend traveled to Mattru Jong. How did that journey save his life?

Essay Topic 2

At first war was just a distant rumor. How did war became real for Ishmael?

Essay Topic 3

Eventually Mattru Jong was attacked by rebels. How did Ishmael, Junior, and their friends survive the attack on Mattru Jong?

Essay Topic 4

The boys were starving in Chapters 4-5. Why was it such a challenge for them to find food?

Essay Topic 5

The boys began stealing food. Why did the boys steal food, and how did they justify doing so?

Essay Topic 6

The six boys stayed together for protection. What were the disadvantages of saying together?

Essay Topic 7

The boys went to Kamator because Gibrilla's aunt was there. Why did they stay?

Essay Topic 8

Kamator was attacked. What did Ishmael lose physically and emotionally due to the attack...

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