The Modern History of Child Soldiers in Central and East Africa

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The Modern History of Child Soldiers in Central and East Africa

The Story Behind Joseph Kony

If you’re like me, the name, “Joseph Kony” has been swirling around your Facebook and Twitter feeds lately. Child soldiers, sexual exploitation, atrocities and murderous bands of rebels are all central themes of an ongoing media blitz aimed at raising the public awareness of past and present unrest in Central and East Africa.

However, as is often the case, there are several moving pieces, intricacies and back stories involved in this conflict. For readers seeking to explore the history and context of the use of child soldiers in countries such as Uganda, consider the following compilation.

The Wizard of the Nile by Matthew Green



















The Wizard of the Nile
by Matthew Green

They fight like soldiers they die like children by Romeo Dallaire



















They Fight Like Soldiers / They Die Like Children
by Romeo Dallaire

Girl Soldier by Faith J. H. McDonnell



















Girl Soldier
by Faith J. H. McDonnell & Grace Akallo

First Kill Your Family by Peter Eichstaedt



















First Kill Your Family
by Peter Eichstaedt