TAMBA, Child Soldier

By ACHARD, Marion

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9781681122366
Publisher
NBM


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 11, 2019  |  YA

Gr 8 Up-Tamba Cisso is a stand-in for hundreds of thousands of child soldiers exploited around the world. Sitting before a truth and reconciliation commission at age 16, he explains how he was abducted at age eight from an unspecified African village and forced to commit atrocities under threat of death. His experiences, as well as those of former neighbor Awa and peer Aceyta, paint a bleak picture of hyperviolent masculinity, drug addiction, rape, and endless nightmares. Escaping these abducti...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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