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Child to Soldier

Stories from Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army


Συγγραφέας: Oloya Opiyo
Εκδότης: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442614178
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 240
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Child to Soldier"

What happens when children are forced to become child soldiers? How are they transformed from children to combatants? In Child to Soldier, Opiyo Oloya addresses these timely, troubling questions by exploring how Acholi children in Northern Uganda, abducted by infamous warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), become soldiers. Oloya - himself an Acholi, a refugee from Idi Amin's rule of Uganda, and a high ranking figure in Canadian education - is a scholar who challenges conventional thinking on child-inducted soldiers by illustrating the familial loyalty that develops within a child's new surroundings in the bush. Based on interviews with former child combatants, this book provides a cultural context for understanding the process of socializing children into violence. Oloya details how Kony and the LRA exploit and pervert Acholi cultural heritage and pride to control and direct the children in war. Child to Soldier is also ground-breaking in its emphasis on the tragic fact that child-inducted soldiers do not remain children forever, but become adults who remain sharply scarred by their introduction into combat at a young age. Given the constant struggle in courts in deciding whether former child-inducted soldiers should be pardoned or prosecuted for their activities and conduct, Oloya's eye-opening book will have a major impact.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Oloya Opiyo
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
ISBN: 9781442614178
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 02/04/2013
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 240
Τόπος έκδοσης: Toronto
Χώρα έκδοσης: Canada
Βάρος βιβλίου: 360 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x15 cm
Στοιχεία έκδοσης: 3rd Revised edition
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 12 Illustrations, unspecified

Περιεχόμενα

1. Introduction 2. Conceptual and practical challenges 3. Gwooko dog paco, defending the homestead, cultural devastation and the LRM/A 4. Culture, identity and control in the LRM/A 5. The autobiographical voices of becoming CI soldiers (I) 6. The autobiographical voices of becoming CI soldiers (II) 7. Dwoogo paco, returning home References Footnotes

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