A Long Way Gone

chapter 16: Why did it make the child soldiers so angry when the staff repeatedly told them things that happened weren’t their fault?


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The boys were angry because they couldn't absolve themselves from the things they had done. On Page 165, Beah says, “That didn’t make me immune from the guilt that I felt for what I had done. Nonetheless, it lightened my burdensome memories and gave me strength to think about other things.”


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