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Enfants-soldats au Nigeria : les romanciers témoignent

Ugochukwu, Francoise (2012). Enfants-soldats au Nigeria : les romanciers témoignent. Etudes littéraires africaines (ELA), 32 pp. 20–30.

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Abstract

During an interview, Ishmael Beah, conscripted in Sierra Leone when he was 13, testified to the fact that the rights of child‐soldiers were constantly violated. In recent years, the plight of these soldiers defined as “anyone under the age of eighteen who is part of any kind of regular or irregular armed force or armed group in any capacity”, started attracting the world’s attention, following the conflicts which have been ravaging most of the African continent for the last century. While former Biafrans and foreigners who experienced the conflict first hand wrote about casualties and the plight of refugees, the stories of young boys conscripted into the Biafran army has so far attracted very little attention. The present study seeks to assess the impact of the recruiting of child-soldiers during the Nigerian civil war on four Nigerian novelists: Abani, Adichie, Iweala and Saro-Wiwa.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 Ugochukwu
Extra Information: Text in French
Keywords: Biafra; child soldiers; Saro-Wiwa; Adichie; Iweala; Abani
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 33185
Depositing User: Françoise Ugochukwu
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2012 14:40
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2014 14:36
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/33185
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