Children and war
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Song for Night by Christopher Abani. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Mar 22, 2011 — In the aftermath of Liberia's brutal civil wars, Agnes Fallah Kamara-Umunna hosted a radio show in which former child soldiers apologized, women who were raped forgave their tormentors, and former warlords admitted crimes — on-air. She shares those stories in And Still Peace Did Not Come.
Apr 14, 2010 — In 1975, the U.S. government airlifted more than 3,000 displaced children out of wartime Vietnam. "Operation Babylift" had the best of intentions, but it also had profound consequences. In The Live We Were Given, Dana Sachs explores the legacy of the evacuations.
Oct 4, 2007 — Nigerian author Chris Abani's new book, Song for Night, depicts a child soldier's turbulent life while at war. "My Luck" is the main character of his novella set during Liberia's long civil war. My Luck is mute. Abani details the horrors of war and the desperate poverty that are part of a child soldier's life.
Feb 1, 2007 — Zlata Filipovic kept a diary in war-torn Sarajevo that chronicled her harrowing war experiences. Fifteen years later, she's collected an array of young people's war diaries, from World War II to Iraq. Filipovic and co-editor Melanie Challenger talk about Stolen Voices.
Aug 9, 2005 — Child soldiers are still very much a fact of life in countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka and much of Africa. The U.N. is attempting to lure some of these soldiers into schools, but the phenomenon remains a global scourge.