Long Way Gone
Sierra Leone Civil; story from a boy's point of view
Meet Ishmael Beah
Citizen of Sierra Leone
Ishmael Beah's Book
Book comes from Beah's point of view and highlights the challenges they encounter.
Sierra Leone Civil War (1991-2002)
Historical Connection #1
The Sierra Leon war can make a connection with the Civil War present in Syria
(Picture Below), a middle eastern country. Rebels in Syrian are striking (with war) against their governament. This is the same in "Long Way Gone" as Ishmael and friends are fleeing away from ciolent rebel forces.
Historical Connection #2
Man vs Man
Man vs Society
The rebellious troops are fighting against their government; proving they'll resort to violence to support their beliefs. Man vs society is huge in this story, and ultimately is why the Civil War began in Sierra Leone.