Survival

Ricky

Survival

One Morning, immediately after we had passed a deserted village, we started hearing something like the roar of big engines, the rolling of metal drums on a tar road, a thunder exploding, roll after roll. All these sounds reached our ears simultaneously.

a long way gone

"we always walked to school slowly. I liked it because i was able to think about where my life was going". I was confident that nothing could get any worse than it had been, and that thought made me smile a lot. i was still getting used to being part of a family again. I also began telling people that Mohamed was my brother, so that i wouldn't have to explain anything. I knew i could never forget my past, but i wanted to stop talking about it so that i would be fully present in my new life.