A Long Way Gone

Events

Sierra Leone independence

1961

Milton Margai's death

1964

The birth of Ishmael Beah

1980

He was born in Sierra Leone, November 23, 1980

war in sierra Leone

1993

" The first time that I was touched by war I was twelve"(Beah 6).

Constant attacks

1993

Rebel groups constantly attacked his country.

Escaping the rebels

1993

Ishmael and his brother Junior escaped the rebels, on the run they met many challenges.

Rebel Recruitment

1993

Rebels were recruiting children and if they tried to escape they would be killed.

seperation of family

1993

No whereabouts of there family, Ishmael and Junior.

Will The fighting end?

1994

Ishmael was picked up by the army and was constantly in situations that a thirteen year old should never be in.

taken out of war

1996

Ishmael was taken out by the UNICEF which changed his train of thought.