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By Catherine Bolten

using narratives of 7 diversified people—soldier, insurgent, pupil, dealer, evangelist, father, and politician—I Did it to save lots of My Life presents clean perception into how traditional Sierra Leoneans survived the battle that devastated their kingdom for a decade. contributors within the city of Makeni narrate survival throughout the rubric of affection, and through telling their tales and bringing reminiscence into the current, create for themselves a strong foundation on which to reaffirm the rightness in their offerings and orient themselves to a livable daily. The publication illuminates a social global in response to love, a deep, compassionate courting in response to fabric alternate and nurturing, that transcends romance and binds humans jointly throughout house and during time. In situating their wartime lives firmly during this social global, they name into query the government’s personal narrative that Makeni citizens brazenly collaborated with the insurgent RUF in the course of its three-year profession of the city. citizens argue in its place that it was once the government’s disloyalty to its humans, instead of insurgent invasion and profession, which destroyed the city and compelled uneasy co-existence among civilians and militants.

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