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These are some of the circumstances affecting his ability to flee. When he returned to normality like other 12 year olds, he got the chance to start a new life while he was in United States. He had called Laura Simms to go with her to New York (Beah).
Love is the other theme in the autobiography, where Beah notes that he only has a few family members remaining so he makes it his task to love those who are closes to him such as his uncle, Ester and Laura (Beah). In addition, Laura and Ester show him their unconditional love without judging him or his views. For example in chapter 18, Beah indicates that he received a lot of love towards him and his uncle.
In the autobiography, Beah also gives a detailed account of Sierra Leone’s history. The country is in West of Africa and bordered by other countries such as Guinea and Liberia. It has about 5, 080 000 people. Some of its earliest inhabitants were Limba, Sape and Capez. The Portuguese explorers, the French and Dutch all began to trade on the African coast in the 16th century and later invaded by the Bantu speaking people. Since there was a war between so many groups in Sierra Leone, in the late 16th century the British slave traders took advantage of this warfare to gain entry into the country. In 1807, the parliament in Britain decided that slave trade was coming to an end, hence Freetown soon changed into a crown colony. Most of the slaves released were settled in Freetown. After Sierra Leone gained independence from the colonialists, the government in Freetown decided to give the natives their leaders through voting.
From 1961 to 1978, there was a political party in Sierra Leone called the Sierra Leone People’s party (SLPP). The SLPP was a governing party in the year 1961 to 1967; however, it later became the opposition party from year 1967 to 1978. This is where the turbulence in Sierra Leone started because it came from the All People’s Congress (APC) party when it was making
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