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Author Uraizee, Joya F. (Joya Farooq), 1961- author.

Title Writing that breaks stones African child soldier narratives / Joya Uraizee
Published East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, 2020


Description 1 online resource
Contents War narratives and African children -- False combat and adolescent life writing -- Combat as backdrop in young adult life writing -- Narrative uncertainty in child soldier fiction -- Fictional dystopias in child soldier narratives
Summary "This book argues that the dominant literary mode that characterizes memoirs and novels about African child soldiers is ambiguity. It explores memoirs, such as Keitetsi's Child Soldier; Mehari's Heart of Fire; Beah's A Long Way Gone; Jal's and Davies's War Child; Akallo's and McDonnell's Girl Soldier; and Kamara's and McClelland's A Bite of the Mango, and compares these accounts with novels, such as Kourouma's Allah is Not Obliged; Dongala's Johnny Mad Dog; Iweala's Beasts of No Nation; Jarrett-Macauley's Moses, Citizen, and Me; Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun; and Abani's Song for Night"-- Provided by publisher
Subject African literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism
Ambiguity in literature.
Child soldiers in literature.
Child soldiers -- Africa -- Personal narratives -- History and criticism
African literature
Ambiguity in literature
Child soldiers
Child soldiers in literature
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Personal narratives
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781609176495