A Long Way Gone

by

Ishmael Beah

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Beah’s Cassette

Ishmael Beah carries a rap cassette with him until he joins the government army. Although he has no tape player with him, it stays in his pocket, a reminder of his boyhood and playfulness. More… read analysis of Beah’s Cassette

The Moon

As a boy before the war, Ishmael Beah looks to the moon as a model for good behavior. But the horror of the war brings Beah to believe that the moon is hiding to avoid… read analysis of The Moon