The Lost Identity of the Trafficked Child Soldier in Young Adult Literature
Faisal Lafee Alobeytha, Abdul Halim Mohamed, Faizahani Ab Rahman
Faisal Lafee Alobeytha
Available Online January 2018.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/icigr-17.2018.61How to use a DOI?
- child soldier trafficking, Identity, rebels, trafficked child, young adult literature
- This study examines the impact of child soldier trafficking on the identity of the trafficked child soldier, explores the factors that impact on the identity development of the trafficked hero as it appeared in the fiction and sees how the novelist used Young Adult Literature to deal with some young adults' issues as child trafficking. For the purpose of achieving these objectives, young adult novel Iweala's Beast of No Nation (2005) is selected. The framework of this study is based on a Bronfenbrenner's ecological system theory (1994). For analysing the literary text, thematic approach of Braun and Clarke (2006) is used. The study comes to the following findings: the war traffickers always attempt to erase the identities of the trafficked child soldiers and replace it with the identities of the slave soldiers, following diverse sorts of violence as physical and psychological torture is an away to enslave the trafficked children, adopting some changes can rebirth the identity of the trafficked child which assists him or her to escape from those traffickers, the children are easy targets to be recruited as soldiers or rebels , finally, young adult literature is a convenient literature to teach moral lesson.
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TY - CONF AU - Faisal Lafee Alobeytha AU - Abdul Halim Mohamed AU - Faizahani Ab Rahman PY - 2018/01 DA - 2018/01 TI - The Lost Identity of the Trafficked Child Soldier in Young Adult Literature BT - 1st International Conference on Intellectuals' Global Responsibility (ICIGR 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 254 EP - 258 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icigr-17.2018.61 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icigr-17.2018.61 ID - Alobeytha2018/01 ER -