Preliminary Sources (Child Soldier)
1. Beah, Ishmael (2006). A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. New York: Sarah
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, is a memoir written by Ishmael Beah
which provides a firsthand account of the decade long civil war in Sierra Leone and the
ongoing predicament of child soldier in conflicts across the world. When Bech was
twelve years old, his village was attacked forcing him to run away from attacking rebels,
resulting in separation from his family. He wandered in his war filled Sierra Leone and
was then forced to join the rebels. The army then becomes his family he is brainwashed
into believing that each rebel death may avenge his own family's slaughter. I intend to
use this book as an example of a child soldier .
2. Cohn, Ilene and Goodwin-Gill. Guy. Child Soldiers: The Role of Children in
Armed Conflicts: A Study on Behalf of the Henry Dunant Institute. Oxford:
Clarendon Press, 1994
In this book, Goodwin-Gill and Cohn assess the status of the Child Soldier in
international law and highlight the ways in which international humanitarian law fails to
provide effective protection, particularly in the internal conflicts which are the most
common battlefields today. Based on empirical data gathered from places of conflict all
over the world, the authors examine the consequences for child soldiers, their families
and community of their participation in armed conflict. I intend to use this book to offers
a comprehensive and compassionate analysis of the issue of child soldiers and a vivid
description that will move the hardest heart.
3. Galtung, Johan. Transcend and Transform: An Introduction to Conflict Work.
London: Pluto Press, 2004. Retrieved from
Transcend and Transform is a book about an introduction to work conflict and...