Observers from the UN, UNICEF, and several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) arrive to see the rehabilitation center, and the boys put on a talent show. Ishmael recites a monologue from Shakespeare and performs rap and dance. The center's directors are so impressed that they ask if he'll become a spokesperson for the center. Ishmael decides that rehabilitation is possible and declares that children are strong enough to overcome what's happened to them in times of war, if they are given an opportunity to do so. Leslie, Ishmael's case worker, finds Ishmael's Uncle Tommy, whom he's never met. Tommy visits Ishmael at the center and calls him his son now. He embraces him and promises him a place to live and welcomes him to his family. Ishmael is hesitant at first, but Tommy's sincerity and emotions win him over. Tommy begins visiting on the
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG 1310 taught by Professor Pilkington during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.