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Struggling the Beast : Child Soldiers in Uzodinma Iwealas Beasts of No Nation and Ishmael Beahs A Long Way Gone : Memoirs of a Boy Soldier / Ulrich Pallua
VerfasserPallua, Ulrich
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ErschienenLinz : Universität, 2017
Umfang1 Online-Ressource
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Open Access Publikation
SpracheEnglisch
DokumenttypAufsatz in einem Sammelwerk
Schlagwörter (DE)Afrikanische Literatur / Trauma Studien / Kindersoldaten
Schlagwörter (EN)African Literature / Trauma Studies / Child Soldiers
URNurn:nbn:at:at-ubl:3-112 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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 Das Werk ist gemäß den "Hinweisen für BenützerInnen" verfügbar
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Uzodinma Iwealas Beasts of No Nation from 2005 and Ishmael Beahs A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier from 2007 both deal with war and the traumatizing experience of child soldiers. Referring to Freuds Moses and Monotheism, Stonebridge claims, ‘identity begins with a trauma, a wound in the psyche of which we cannot speak, but upon which we nonetheless fixate in our imperfect memories, fictions, repetitions, and compulsions. In the paper I will analyse how war forces Agu in Beasts of No Nation and Ishmael Beah in A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier to leave childhood behind and how violence, killing, and sexual abuse profoundly impact on the boys rehabilitation process. This process in most cases is a lengthy and challenging struggle to break a vicious circle, that of the bonding with supposed protectors and leaders.

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