The Children of War: Child Soldiers as Victims and Participants in the Sudan Civil War (BOK)

Christine Ryan

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The use of child soldiers in the Sudan Civil War has shattered the accepted understanding of why children join armies. Thousands of children signed up to participate in Africa's longest running civil war, yet so far the international community and the academic world have viewed them as victims rather than participants. In this groundbreaking new study, Christine Emily Ryan challenges preconceptions which have held back aid work and reconstruction in the Sudan region. Using face-to-face testimonies of former child soldiers, she illuminates the multi-dimensional motivations which children have for joining the Sudan Liberation Army, and unravels the complexity of their political participation. At the same time, interviews with NGO personnel illustrate the gap that exists between the West and the reality of conflict in Africa. 'Children of War' provides a powerful critique of the position taken by the international community, NGOs and academia to the phenomenon of child soldiers, and calls for a new approach to conflict resolution in Africa.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Christine Ryan
Forlag
I B TAURIS
ISBN 9781780760179
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 13,4cm x 21,6cm x 3cm
Vekt 476 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form African history, Military history: post WW2 conflicts