A Long Way Gone

FLASHBACKS: Describe one story Ishmael discusses from his past

FLASHBACKS CHAPTER 7 ONLY: What is he saying? where is the flashback located? what is the purpose of the flashback?

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In Chapter Seven, Beah reflects on a time earlier in his life, when his father blessed the family’s new home in Mogbwemo. His blessing included a prayer that the family would always stay together; to this prayer a village elder added that they would always be together, because even the dead lived on in the spirit realm. At this memory, Beah begins to weep for his lost family and friends