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This article examines how Barack Obama’s narrative Dreams From My Father functions for a White audience. It argues that the narrative provides potential White readers the opportunity to “slum”… (More)
“[We] would not for a moment hesitate to ally ourselves with any group, if by such an alliance we could compass the liberation of our race and redemption of our fatherland. A man pressed to earth by… (More)
ABSTRACTWar names are a prominent feature in the child soldier narrative, a genre of literary writing mostly associated with Africa. They have several narratological functions; they act as unique… (More)
This article shows the ways child soldier narratives, a predominantly African genre of literary writing, invite readers to reimagine the relationship between Western humanitarianism and its intended… (More)
In this essay I examine child soldier stories, one of the most popular and critically successful genres of African writing in the United States in recent years. They are unique in some respects, but… (More)
This article examines how Barack Obama's narrative Dreams From My Father functions for a White audience. It argues that the narrative provides potential White readers the opportunity to "slum"… (More)
This project offers an analysis of the child soldier story genre of literary writing in the context of Africanist discourse in the U.S. It defines the genre as encompassing fictional and non-fiction… (More)
This article concerns the portrayal of childhood innocence — both moral and legal — in the child soldier narrative, a predominantly African genre of writing. I begin with an analysis of how these s...
In this article I examine two contemporary novels, C. William Allen's The African Interior Mission and Boima Fahnbulleh Jr.'s Behind God's Back , in the context of postcivil war Liberian society.… (More)