Child soldiers in Africa

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University of Pennsylvania Press , Philadelphia, PA
StatementAlcinda Honwana.
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LC ClassificationsHQ
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Pagination202 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL22719683M
ISBN 100812239113

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ISBN ISBN (cloth: alk. paper) 1. Child soldiers—Africa. Children and war—Africa. Children and violence—Africa.

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Political violence—Africa. Title. Series. In Child Soldiers in Africa, Alcinda Honwana draws on her firsthand experience with children of Angola and Mozambique, as well as her study of the phenomenon for the United Nations and the Social Science Research Council, to shed light on how children are recruited, what they encounter, and how they come to terms with what they have done.

Honwana looks at the role of local communities in. In Child Soldiers in Africa, Alcinda Honwana draws on her firsthand experience with children of Angola and Mozambique, as well as her study of the phenomenon for the United Nations and the Social Science Research Council, to shed light on how children are recruited, what they encounter, and how they come to terms with what they have done Cited by: In Child Soldiers in Africa Alcinda Honwana brings her firsthand experience with children of Angola and Mozambique as well as her study of the phenomenon for the United Nations and the Social Science Research Council to shed light on how children are recruited, what they encounter, and how they come to terms with what they have done.

Chikwanine's book looks at the DRC's history and its brutal legacy of colonialism, and includes resources to find out more about child soldiers -- all of which Chikwanine said were necessary to show that such atrocities do not happen in : Nick Robins-Early.

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“Beah's memoir, A Long Way Gone (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), is unforgettable testimony that Africa's children--millions of them dying and orphaned by preventable diseases, hundreds of thousands of them forced into battle--have eyes to see and voices to tell what has happened. And what voices!Cited by: Ishmael Beahs A Long Way Gone tells the story of himself, a young teen in the midst of political upheaval, where rebels everywhere are killing many of the innocent civilians of Africa.

The book is set in Sierra Leone, where many African rebels were causing chaos at every town they passed by/5. The newspaper claims the rebel attack that opens Beah's book, which caused the deaths of his parents and two brothers and led to him becoming a child soldier, happened in.

conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa have ended. A Children were also 5 Child soldiers global report summary. reported to have been used in hostilities in Chad, the DRC, Somalia, Sudan and. "Child soldiers in Africa" exhibits the reality of child soldiers in an unusual style that uncovers profound meanings, tragedies and dramas that evade from many narratives on children 5/5(1).

Child Soldiers in Africa Alcinda Honwana. | pages | Cloth $ | Paper $ Anthropology / Social Science / General View main book page. Table of Contents. Civil Wars in Mozambique and Angola 2.

Historical and Social Contexts 3. Recruitment and Initiation 4. Young Women 5. Healing Child Soldiers and Their Communities 6. In Child Soldiers in Africa, Alcinda Honwana draws on her firsthand experience with children of Angola and Mozambique, as well as her study of the phenomenon for the United Nations and the Social Science Research Council, to shed light on how children are recruited, what they encounter, and how they come to terms with what they have done.

Child Soldiers Today. In Africa today, child soldiers are still being used by many armed rebels. They are often seen as cheap and expendable fighters by warlords who greedily claw for power, and.

Child Soldiers. In some parts of the world children as young as seven are forced into armed combat, by rebel groups and sometimes even governments. This practice has constituted a war crime since According to figures from the United Nations, there arechild soldiers fighting in countries including Zimbabwe.

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Child Soldiers in Africa by Alcinda Honwana,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(30). Child Soldiers in Africa refers to the military use of children under the age of 18 by national armed forces or other armed groups in Africa. Typically, this classification includes children serving in non-combatant roles (such as cooks or messengers), as well as those serving in combatant roles.

Child Soldiers in Africa Book Description: Young people have been at the forefront of political conflict in many parts of the world, even when it has turned violent.

The children's very vulnerability makes them attractive to the men leading militias, according to Jo Becker, who has interviewed former child soldiers.

In an extract from her book A Moonless, Starless Sky, Alexis Okeowo tells the story of a child soldier and a kidnapped schoolgirl in Uganda – and, below, talks about changing perceptions of.

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Amazon Price New from Used from Kindle Edition "Please retry" CDN$ /5(2). And it is not the only militia group to do so – it is a practice rife in the region: according to the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, there are more than 7, children fighting in.

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Western clashes with child soldiers are not limited to the war on terrorism: Sierra Leone’s West Side Boys militia took a squad of British soldiers hostage in Child soldiers.

Child soldiers are, first and foremost, victims of circumstance. Beyond this, child soldiers are an incredibly diverse group. They do, however, generally retain signature traits of childhood amid all the violence they experience. Good cinematic depictions of child soldiers. As a teenager in war-ravaged Sierra Leone, Ishmael Beah was brainwashed, drugged and forced to kill.

Now he works to rehabilitate child soldiers. Today, as we mark the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers, which is also the 15th anniversary of the entry into force of a treaty to ban the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict, we also celebrate a remarkable achievement by the global community and the United Nations.

We have finally reached a global agreement.Lesson Plan: Child Soldiers in Post Colonial Africa 2 Featured Book: A Long Way Gone 3 Child Soldiers Teaching Resources Featured Curriculum: Innocents Lost 4 Featured Website: 5 Chaska Students Raise Awareness for Chil-dren’s Human Rights 6 Take Action on World Day against Child Labor 7.While children become involved with armed groups in a variety of ways, child-soldier expert Michael Wessells told Vision that no choice is a “free choice” because it is typically grounded in dire circumstances, including poverty, starvation, separation from their families, physical or sexual abuse, or lack of livelihood or education.

China Keitetsi, whose book Child Soldier relates her own.