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19. As he is leaving Benin Home, Ishmael says farewell to his friend Alhaji, who salutes him while whispering, “Goodbye, squad leader.” “I couldn’t salute him in
Elie Wiesel’s Holocaust memoir Night (1955), and Ishmael Beah’s account of war in Sierra Leone, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (2007) demonstrate how the memoir stands as a powerful witness to history. Both of these works convey the visceral effect of personal experience that gives history a more human context than a
A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Ishmael Beah “This is how Mortimer Tate ended up killing the first three human beings he’d laid eyes on in nearly a decade:”— Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse, Victor Gischler