The Open UniversitySkip to content

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.

Full text available as:
PDF (Accepted Manuscript) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (286kB)
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


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 Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Ugochukwu
Extra Information: Text in French
Keywords: Biafra; child soldiers; Saro-Wiwa; Adichie; Iweala; Abani
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Development
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 33185
Depositing User: Françoise Ugochukwu
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2012 14:40
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 15:24
Share this page:

Download history for this item

These details should be considered as only a guide to the number of downloads performed manually. Algorithmic methods have been applied in an attempt to remove automated downloads from the displayed statistics but no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the figures.

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU