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Tragically, violence and armed clash became normal within the lives of many teenagers worldwide. not just have thousands of youngsters been compelled to witness battle and its atrocities, yet many are drawn into clash as energetic contributors. Nowhere has this been extra obvious than in Sierra Leone in the course of its 11-year civil conflict. Drawing upon in-depth interviews and concentration teams with former baby infantrymen of Sierra Leone's insurgent innovative United entrance, Myriam Denov compassionately examines how baby squaddies are initiated into the complicated global of violence and armed clash. She additionally explores the ways that the kids depart this global of violence and the demanding situations they face while attempting to renegotiate their lives and self-concepts within the aftermath of struggle. The narratives of the Sierra Leonean formative years reveal that their existence histories defy the slim and proscribing portrayals offered by way of the media and renowned discourse.

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