THE GRIP OF DEATH by Ibrahim Bangura



This is a collection of eleven heart-wrenching stories about children forced to participate in scenes of carnage in the Sierra Leonean civil war of 1991-2002. Ibrahim Bangura combines his experience in disarmament, and demobilization with the insights of a creative genius to recount these stories from realistic yet fictional perspectives. The stories give a complete vision of the war with themes ranging from conscription to reintegration of child soldiers. This is a great book to read for both creative minds and scholars of war related questions 

Oscar C. Labang, PhD
Kansas City (MO)