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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators

World Guide

On the Web: Articles

Docking, Timothy. Responding to War & State Collapse in West Africa (US Institute of Peace Special Report; 2/02).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Coalition for International Justice

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles:

Amowitz, L.L. et al. "Prevalence of war-related sexual violence & other human rights abuses among internally displaced persons in Sierra Leone," Journal of the American Medical Association 287,4 (1/02):513-21.

Bah, Om. "Community prticipation & rural water supply development in Sierra Leone," Community Development Journal 27,1 (1/92):30-41.

Bangura, Y. "Strategic policy failure & governance in Sierra Leone," Journal of Modern African Studies 38,4 (12/00):551-77.

Banya, K. "Illiteracy, colonial legacy & education: the case of modern Sierra Leone," Comparative Education 29,2 (1993):159-70.

Beokubetts, J. "Agricultural development in Sierra Leone: implications for rural women in the aftermath of the women's decade," Africa Today 37,1 (1990):19-35.

Boas, M. "Liberia & Sierra Leone -- dead ringers? The logic of neopatrimonial rule," Third World Quarterly (10/01):697-723.

Brautigam, D.A. "Foreign assistance & the export of ideas: Chinese development aid in the Gambia & Sierra Leone," Journal of Commonwealth & Comparative Politics 32,3 (11/94):324-48.

Campbell, Greg. "The path to peace," In These Times (7/8/02):9-11. On 5/14/02 elections & landslide victory of Ahmad Tejan Kabbah.

Corby, R.A. "Educating Africans for inferiority under British rule: Bo-school in Sierra Leone," Comparative Education Review 34,3 (8/90):314-49.

Davies, V.A.B. "Sierra Leone: ironic tragedy," Journal of African Economies 9,3 (10/00):349-69.

Fanthorpe, R. "Neither citizen nor subject? 'Lumpen' agency & the legacy of native administration in Sierra Leone," African Affairs (7/01):363-86.

Francis, D.J. "Mercenary intervention in Sierra Leone: providing national security or international exploitation?" Third World Quarterly 20,2 (4/99):319-38.

Hirsch, J.L. "War in Sierra Leone," Survival (fall 01):145-62.

Kandeh, H.B.S. & P. Richards. "Rural people as conservationists: querying neo-Malthusian assumptions about biodiversity in Sierra Leone," Africa 66,1 (1996):90-103.

Keen, D. "When war itself is privatized: the twisted logic that makes violence worthwhile in Sierra Leone," Times Literary Supplement (12/29/95):13-14.

__________. "Aid & violence, with special reference to Sierra Leone," Disasters 22,4 (12/98):318-27.

Luke, D.F. & S.P. Riley. "The politics of economic decline in Sierra Leone," Journal of Modern African Studies 27,1 (3/89):133-41.

Ly, Frank. "Sierra Leone: the paradox of economic decline & political stability," Monthly Review 32,2 (6/80):10-26.

Mukonoweshuro, E.G. "The historical basis of the politics of indigenous capitalism in Sierra Leone," Journal of Asian & African Studies 24,3-4 (7-10/89):213-27.

Nadel, Adam. "Sierra Leone's field of dreams," National Catholic Reporter (10/22/03):12-13.

Neethling, Theo."Limitations of UN peacekeeping operations where conflict did not result in victory for any side: Democratic Republic of Congo & Sierra Leone," Journal of Peace, Conflict & Military Studies (Harare) 1,2 (11/00).

Osagie, Y. "Historical memory & a new national consciousness: the Amistad Revolt revisited in Sierra Leone," Massachusetts Review 38,1 (spr 97):63-83.

Peters, K. & P. Richards. "'Why we fight': voices of youth combatants in Sierra Leone," Africa 68,2 (1998)::183-210.

Reno, W. "Privitazing war in Sierra Leone," Current History 96,610 (5/97):227-30.

__________. "The failure of peacekeeping in Sierra Leone," Current History 100,646 (5/01):219-25.

Richards, P. "Local strategies for coping with hunger: central Sierra Leone & northern Nigeria compared," African Affairs 89,355 (4/90):265-75.

Rosenbaum, A. & M.V. Rojas. "Decentralization, local governance & centre-periphery conflict in Sierra Leone," Public Administration & Development 17,5 (12/97):529-40.

Salama, P. et al. "Health & human rights in contemporary humanitarian crises: is Kosovo more important than Sierra Leone?" British Medical Journal 319, 72224 (12/11/99):1569-71.

Shaw, R. "The production of witchcraft, witchcraft as production: memory, modernity & the slave trade in Sierra Leone," American Ethnologist 24,4 (11/97):856-76.

Thompson, B. & G. Potter. "Governmental corruption in Africa: Sierra Leone as a case study," Crime, Law & Social Change 28,2 (1997):137-54.

Traub, J. "The worst place on earth (the war in Sierra Leone)." NY Review of Books (6/29/00):61-66.

Veeken, W. "Letter from Sierra Leone. People displaced because of diamonds," British Medical Journal 309,6953 (8/20/94):523-25.

Zack-Williams, A.B. "Sierra Leone: the political economy of civil war, 1991-98," Third World Quarterly 20, 1 (2/99):143-62.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books:

Amnesty International. Sierra Leone: The Extrajudicial Execution of Suspected Rebels & Collaborators (NY, 1992).

__________. Sierra Leone: Political Detainees at the Central Prison, Pademba Road, Freetown (NY, 1993).

__________. Sierra Leone: Rape & Other Forms of Sexual Violence against Girls & Women (NY, 2000).

__________. Sierra Leone: Childhood, a Casualty of Conflict (London, 2000).

__________. Sierra Leone: Ending Impunity, An Opportunity Not to Be Missed (NY, 2000).

Bergner, Daniel. In the Land of Magic Soldiers: A Story of White & Black in West Africa (NY: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2003). Missionaries, mercenaries & a people caught up in horrific war.

Carver, Richard. Sierra Leone: From Cease-Fire to Lasting Peace? (Geneva: UNHCR, 1997).

Clapham, Christopher S. Liberia & Sierra Leone: An Essay in Comparative Politics (NY: Cambridge, 1976).

Collier, Gershon. Sierra Leone: Experiment in Democracy in an African Nation (NY: NYU, 1970).

Conteh-Morgan, Earl. Sierra Leone at the End of the 20th C.: History, Politics & Society (NY: P. Lang, 1999).

Forna, Aminatta. The Devil that Danced on Water: A Daughter's Memoir of Her Father, Her Family, Her Country & a Continent (NY: Atlantic Monthly, 2002).

Fyle, C.Magbaily. History & Socio-Economic Development in Sierra Leone: A Reader (Freetown: Sladea, 1988).

__________. The State & the Provision of Social Services in Sierra Leone since Independence, 1961-1991 (Dakar: Codesria, 1993).

Hirsch, John L. Sierra Leone: Diamonds & the Struggle for Democracy (Boulder: Lynne Reiner, 2001).

Human Rights Watch. Sierra Leone: Sowing Terror. Atrocities against Civilians in Sierra Leone (NY, 1998).

Kamara, Tom. Sierra Leone, A Search for Peace Against the Odds (Geneva: UNHCR, 2000).

Kup, Alexander P. Sierra Leone: A Concise History (NY: St. Martin's, 1975).

Mills, Nicolaus & Kira Brunner (eds.) The New Killing Fields: Massacre & the Politics of Intervention (NY: Basic Books, 2002).

Richards, Paul. Fighting for the Rain Forest: War, Youth & Resources in Sierra Leone (Portsmouth NH: Heinemann, 1996).

Turay, Edward D.A & A. Abraham. The Sierra Leone Army: A Century of History (London: Macmillan, 1987).

US Congress. House Committee on International Relations. Sierra Leone, Prospects for Peace & Stability (Washington, 1999).

van der Laan, H.L. The Sierra Leone Diamonds: An Economic Study Covering the Years 1952-1961 (London: Oxford, 1965).

White, E. Frances. Sierra Leone's Settler Women Traders: Women on the Afro-European Frontier (Ann Arbor: U. Michigan, 1987).

Wyse, Akintola J.G. The Krio of Sierra-Leone: An Interpretive History (London: Hurst, 1989).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: Poetruy

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio:

Film & Video:

"A Child's Century of War" [2001], dir. Shelley Saywell, 90m. From First Run/Icarus. Accounts in children's voices of conflicts in Chechnya, Sierra Leone & the West Bank.

" Sierra Leone: The Scars of Brutality" (199?), prod. Eric Beauchemin. Radio Netherlands.

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