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The Resource I did it to save my life : love and survival in Sierra Leone, Catherine E. Bolten

I did it to save my life : love and survival in Sierra Leone, Catherine E. Bolten

Label
I did it to save my life : love and survival in Sierra Leone
Title
I did it to save my life
Title remainder
love and survival in Sierra Leone
Statement of responsibility
Catherine E. Bolten
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 survived the war that devastated their country for a decade. Individuals in the town of Makeni narrate survival through the rubric of love, and by telling their stories and bringing memory into the present, create for themselves a powerful basis on which to reaffirm the rightness of their choices and orient themselves to a livable everyday. The book illuminates a social world based on love, a deep, compassionate relationship based on material exchange and nurturing, that transcends romance and binds people together across space and through time. In situating their wartime lives firmly in this social world, they call into question the government's own narrative that Makeni residents openly collaborated with the rebel RUF during its three-year occupation of the town. Residents argue instead that it was the government's disloyalty to its people, rather than rebel invasion and occupation, which destroyed the town and forced uneasy co-existence between civilians and militants"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bolten, Catherine E.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
California series in public anthropology
Series volume
24
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil War (Sierra Leone : 1991-2002)
  • War and society
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Psychological aspects
  • Social aspects
  • War and society
  • Sierra Leone
Label
I did it to save my life : love and survival in Sierra Leone, Catherine E. Bolten
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Sierra Leonean emotions, Sierra Leonean war -- Understanding Makeni and nested loyalties: marginality and collaboration in the northern capital -- "I must be grateful to them for freeing me": the soldier -- "They said nobody would hide from this war": the rebel -- "I held a gun but I did not fire it": the student -- The government brought death, the rebels allowed us to live": the trader -- "It was the Lord who wanted me to stay": the evangelist -- "They really damaged me": the father -- "The RUF thought I was on their side": the politician -- Epilogue and conclusions: Makeni, May 2010
Control code
ocn808341835
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 268 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520273795
Lccn
2012022912
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttqxh4d
  • 0754b076-b142-406e-974e-26c72a687b91
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808341835
Label
I did it to save my life : love and survival in Sierra Leone, Catherine E. Bolten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Sierra Leonean emotions, Sierra Leonean war -- Understanding Makeni and nested loyalties: marginality and collaboration in the northern capital -- "I must be grateful to them for freeing me": the soldier -- "They said nobody would hide from this war": the rebel -- "I held a gun but I did not fire it": the student -- The government brought death, the rebels allowed us to live": the trader -- "It was the Lord who wanted me to stay": the evangelist -- "They really damaged me": the father -- "The RUF thought I was on their side": the politician -- Epilogue and conclusions: Makeni, May 2010
Control code
ocn808341835
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 268 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520273795
Lccn
2012022912
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttqxh4d
  • 0754b076-b142-406e-974e-26c72a687b91
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808341835

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