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Title:Daily lives of civilians in wartime Africa: from slavery days to Rwandan genocide
Editor:Laband, JohnISNI
Series:The Greenwood Press 'Daily life through history' series (ISSN 1080-4749)
City of publisher:Westport, CT
Publisher:Greenwood Press
ISBN:0313335400; 9780313335402
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Sierra Leone
South Africa
civil-military relations
civil wars
Anglo-Boer wars
military history
Abstract:Civilians have always suffered in war but since the Second World War they have been the overwhelming majority of those killed. In Africa in the late twentieth century the number of civilian casualties has been more than 90 percent, as the result of the waging of what is known as 'total war'. This book consists of nine essays examining civilian suffering in Africa since the days of the slave trade right up to the present. After an Introduction: African civilians in wartime by John Laband the essays are: Civilian casualties in the context of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade by Paul E. Lovejoy (concentrating on West Africa); Zulu civilians during the rise and the fall of the Zulu Kingdom, c. 1817-1879 by John Laband (South Africa); Civilians in the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902 by Bill Nasson (South Africa); The impact of the First World War on African people by Tim Stapleton; African civilians in the era of the Second World War, c. 1935-1950 by David Killingray; Angolan civilians in wartime, 1961-2002 by Inge Brinkman; Liberia and Sierra Leone: civil wars, 1989-2004 by Lansana Gberie; The consequences of Sudan's civil wars for the civilian population by Jane Kani Edward and Amir Idris; and The making of the Rwandan genocide and the future protection of civilians in Africa by Alhaji M.S. Bah. [ASC Leiden abstract]