He was born in Sierra Leone, November 23, 1980
Rebel groups constantly attacked his country.
Ishmael and his brother Junior escaped the rebels, on the run they met many challenges.
Rebels were recruiting children and if they tried to escape they would be killed.
No whereabouts of there family, Ishmael and Junior.
" The first time that I was touched by war I was twelve"(Beah 6).
Ishmael was picked up by the army and was constantly in situations that a thirteen year old should never be in.
Ishmael was taken out by the UNICEF which changed his train of thought.