Child Soldier by China Keitetsi

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China's story of her life as a child conscript in the Ugandan National Resistance Army starts at age 8 and continues for ten years of terror, humiliation and sexual
assault. After rejoining the army years later she serves as bodyguard to the Minister for Records who is disgraced and China is then captured by the Ugandan secret service and is tortured for six months. It is a story from the horrors of the Ugandan civil war, one of Africa's bloodiest and longest-running conflicts, which has gone on for over 40 years and where children are abducted and forced to commit atrocities regularly (as many as 8,000 per year). China's story exposes the reality of their civil war and the terrors committed and endured by children.
 

About China Keitetsi

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China, a child soldier in the 1970's, has spoken at the United Nations on the rights of the child, and has made it her life's work to fight for the respect that all children are due.
 
Published January 3, 2011 by Souvenir Press. 274 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, War. Non-fiction

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I wanted to like it – honest I did – and I was genuinely interested to know more about the life of child soldiers but there’s no hiding the conclusion that years of skipping school and fighting left the author singularly unqualified to write a compelling or readable autobiography and desperately ...

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