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Visions de l'enfant-soldat : construction d'une figure dans les littératures africaines

Abstract : As an in-between character questioning the usually admitted borders between childhood and adulthood, power and vulnerability, victim and executioner, the child soldier is a gripping figure of our contemporaneity. It is thus not surprising he became a literary character. In a comparative approach, this study has sought to determine the literary works treatment of this character and how they turn it into a singular figure. Far from simply resorting to an exogenous list of significations and extending the media figure of the child soldier, far from only focusing on the violence of its hybridity, English and French African novels build a figure of a witness. This study has therefore been interested in revealing the historiographicalas well as the ethical and political visions of the child soldier who experiences African civil wars
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Marie Feyel Bulté. Visions de l'enfant-soldat : construction d'une figure dans les littératures africaines. Littératures. Université Rennes 2, 2016. Français. ⟨NNT : 2016REN20037⟩. ⟨tel-01426667⟩



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