By Christine Emily Ryan

ISBN-10: 1780760175

ISBN-13: 9781780760179

using baby squaddies within the Sudan Civil struggle has shattered the permitted realizing of why young children sign up for armies. millions of kids signed as much as perform Africa’s longest working civil battle, but to this point the foreign neighborhood and the educational global have seen them as sufferers instead of members. during this groundbreaking new learn, Christine Emily

Ryan demanding situations preconceptions that have held again reduction paintings and reconstruction within the Sudan region.

Using face-to-face tales of former baby squaddies, Ryan illuminates the multi-dimensional motivations which young children have for becoming a member of the Sudan People’s Liberation military, and unravels the complexity in their political participation. while, interviews with

NGO group of workers illustrate the space that exists among the West and the truth of clash in Africa. With over a hundred interviews with former baby squaddies and NGO staff, and in accordance with huge and autonomous fieldwork in Sudan itself, little ones of battle posits a brand new manner of drawing close either the concept that of the kid in clash zones, and empowers the kid squaddies themselves as actors and members in history.

Children of struggle offers a robust critique of the placement taken by means of the foreign neighborhood, NGOs and academia to the phenomenon of kid infantrymen, and demands a brand new method of clash answer in Africa.

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