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I Did It to Save My Life: Love and Survival in Sierra Leone

Catherine E. Bolten

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273788
eISBN:
9780520953536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273788.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Utilizing narratives of seven different people—soldier, rebel, student, trader, evangelist, father, and politician—I Did It To Save My Life provides fresh insight into how ordinary Sierra Leoneans ... More


Sierra Leonean Emotions, Sierra Leonean War

Catherine E. Bolten

in I Did It to Save My Life: Love and Survival in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273788
eISBN:
9780520953536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273788.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces the pervasiveness of the royal family as a cultural and global phenomenon, looking at its past and present embeddedness in the popular imagination. With the increasing ... More


“They Said Nobody Would Hide from This War”: The Rebel

Catherine E. Bolten

in I Did It to Save My Life: Love and Survival in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273788
eISBN:
9780520953536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273788.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

A rural youth was kidnapped into the RUF in the early years of the war. In his account, he emphasizes his struggle to cultivate love and friendship throughout ten years of rebel life in order to ... More


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