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Soldiers in Revolt: Army Mutinies in Africa

Maggie Dwyer


Soldiers in Revolt examines the understudied phenomenon of military mutinies in Africa. Through interviews with former mutineers in Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, and The Gambia, the book provides a unique and intimate perspective on those who take the risky decision to revolt. This view from the lower ranks is key to comprehending the internal struggles that can threaten a military's ability to function effectively. Maggie Dwyer's detailed accounts of specific revolts are complemented by an original dataset of West African mutinies covering more than fifty years, allowing for the identification ... More

Keywords: Africa, Conflict, Mutiny, Revolt, Military, Soldiers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190876074
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190876074.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maggie Dwyer, author
University of London