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580. Child Soldiers in African Literature and Film: Confronting Our Assumptions

Thursday, 7 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Boren, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Division on African Literatures

Presiding: Janice S. Spleth, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown

1. "The Limits of Restitutive Justice: Abani’s Song for Night and Aduaka’s Ezra," Kenneth Harrow, Michigan State Univ.

2. "Between Trauma and Entertainment: Child Soldiers as Cultural Critics," Stephen L. Bishop, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque

3. "Victims or Victimizers? Youth and Sexuality in Child Soldier Narratives," Kaelyn Kaoma, Univ. of Toronto


  • General Literature – Film, Television, and Other Media

  • African Literatures

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