A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Setting & Symbolism

Ishmael Beah
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Mattru Jong

Mattru Jong is where Ishmael was headed as the book began. He was going to participate in a competition where he would perform with his friends.

Mobimbi

Mobimbi was where Ishmael would go to swim and watch television.

Casette

Ishmael had a cassette in his pocket as he escaped from the rebels. It was taken away and burned when he became a boy soldier.

Hip-hop

Ishmael enjoyed hip-hop music. It taught him English, and he loved the poetry and lyrics.

Kabati

Kabati was where Ishmael's grandparents lived. He visited them on his way to the competition.

Sierra Leone

Ishmael lived and fought in Sierra Leone.

New York City

Ishmael traveled to New York City in order to speak at the United Nations.

Centennial Secondary School

Centennial Secondary School was the school in Mattru Jong.

Yele

Yele was a village that was occupied by the military.

Freetown

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