Abstract

This article places side-by-side the novels published almost simultaneously by two leading francophone writers, Ahmadou Kourouma and Emmanuel Dongala, concerned with the newly topical issue of child-soldiery in different parts of contemporary Africa, respectively Allah N’est Pas Obligé of 2000 and Johnny Chien Méchant (2002). Both were translated into English in due course without reference from one to the other, yet the suggestion here is that the interplay between them was more than fortuitous, amounting to a coordinated campaign to bring the issues they raise and illustrate to the attention of a wider readership.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2044
Print ISSN
0034-5210
Pages
pp. 152-159
Launched on MUSE
2013-07-26
Open Access
No
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