A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

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What is a good introduction for an essay on the book A Long Way Gone?

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Perhaps the writer of the introduction for an essay on A Long Way Gone may wish to capitalize upon the significance of the book's title and irony of its author's name. For Ishmael Beah , like Ishamel of the Bible, who must wander, is taken far from his childhood of dreams after a horrific civil war strikes his home.  But, with courage, Beah endures despite having lost his innocence; he remembers the words of his grandmother, who has...

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