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Civil War In Emmanuel Dongala's Johnny Mad Dog

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In Emmanuel Dongala’s, Johnny Mad Dog, we see the significant factors of the plight of women and children in civil war situations. Throughout the world today, we see this mostly in the Middle East and in African countries. Like in the novel, many of these wars are caused by political debates, or for no reason at all. Like described in Johnny Mad Dog, militia fighters kill to kill no matter race, religion, ethnicity or gender. There usually is no reasoning behind any of the killings, but the main victims usually are women and children. Refugees of civil wars face many threats and obstacles as they try to flee from war. Many of these include struggling to find food and safety, as well as physical and mental trauma caused by the war. We see these factors in Johnny Mad Dog by Emmanuel Dongala and Disposable people? : the plight of refugees by Judy A. Moyotte. Both of these authors use different types of narrative techniques to show us the plight of women and children in civil wars, mainly in Africa and the Middle east. These struggles brought about, are challenges many Africans and Middle Easterners…show more content…
Between mental and physical trauma, and struggles such as safety and food shortages, cause women and children to be in extreme danger in the midst of civil wars. This is why countries like the USA and France usually try to intervene to help these third world countries get out of war, and save the many innocent civilians that are hurt due to malnutrition, rape, casualties, family deaths and many other factors. Johnny Mad Dog, Disposable people? : the plight of refugees, and Civil Wars in Africa: A Gender perspective of the Cost of Women, all help explain to us who have never experienced these horrendous things, how tragic and terrible war is on innocent women and children who just want to live peacefully and not struggle every day just to
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