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Sierra Leone Interactive Map: A Long Way Gone

Follow Beah's journey through his book A Long Way gone with visuals in Africa!
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Sabrii Anderson

on 8 March 2013

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Transcript of Sierra Leone Interactive Map: A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone Project-Presentation Sabrii Anderson Sierra Leone Interactive Map There's Sierra Leone on the coast of West Africa Kambia Freetown Bauya Mogbwemo Yele Mattru Jong Kamator Kabati Approx. 29 pgs Approx. 8 pgs. Approx. 70 pgs Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Liberia -Beah was rahabilitized here -Beah met Esther -Met "Uncle Tommy" *At one point in Sierra Leone's history, the RUF were fighting to control this area, but did so in vain -Beah saw true results of war -Realized he might've lost someone he knew -All of Beah's soldier activities started here -He learned to shoot and kill -Here as a soldier for 2-3 years
*longest spanned portion of the book *Influence of Lord's Resistance Army here -Kids like Beah were used expendably, "in abundance" Author of A Long Way Gone *This was his grandmother's village (he had reason to be frightened) Sierra Leone Interactive Map 1992-1995 Travel Path Highlight Cities Other Cities Bauya
Freetown
Kabati
Kambia
Kamator
Mattru Jong
Mogbwemo Information thanks to: Gettleman , J. The perfect weapon. New York: The New York Times. Retrieved from http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/features/index.asp?article=f090307_African_Soldiers
Chen, M. ( 2010 ). White house says child soldiers are ok, if they fight terrorists. ColorLines Magazine Retrieved from https://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/11/15-5
Ishmael Beah
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