Fighting for the Rain Forest: War, Youth and Resources in Sierra Leone

Fighting for the Rain Forest: War, Youth and Resources in Sierra Leone

by Paul Richards

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Overview

Do small wars in Africa manifest a 'new barbarism'? What appears as random, anarchic violence is no such thing. The terrifying military methods of of Sierra Leone's soldiers may not fir conventional western models of warfare, but they are rational and effective nonetheless. The war must be understood partly as a 'performance', in which techniques of terror compensate for lack of equipment. PAUL RICHARDS is Professor of Technology and Agrarian Development, Wageningen University Published in association with the International African Institute

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780852553978
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 01/01/1996
Series: African Issues Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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