This also is part of the title of the book. What might be the significance of his thoughts at this point in his journey? Chapter9.
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For Ishmael, less and less is familiar. The villagers have different customs and wear different attire. Ishmael feels foreign in these villages and of course children are always suspect of being RUF soldiers. This feeling of unfamiliarity and insecurity of a child is central to the themes and title of the novel.