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Peace and Reconciliation in Sierra Leone

Ezra. Dir. Aduaka, Newton I. San Francisco: California Newsreel, 2007.
PN1997 .E98 2007
Tells the story of Ezra, a young boy kidnapped and forced to become a soldier with a rebel faction in the Sierra Leone Civil War. Ten years later, he is brought before a truth and reconciliation commission and made to revisit and understand his crimes so as to begin the process of psychological healing. (DVD 105 min.)

Hirsch, John L. Sierra Leone: Diamonds and the Struggle for Democracy International Peace Academy Occasional Paper Series. Boulder: L. Rienner, 2001. DT516.826 .H57 2001

London, Charles. One Day the Soldiers Came: Voices of Children in War. New York: HarperPerennial, 2007. HQ784.W3 L65 2007

McEvoy-Levy, Siobhán, ed. Troublemakers Or Peacemakers? Youth and Post-Accord Peace Building. Notre Dame, IN: U Notre Dame P, 2006.
JZ5579 .T76 2006

Olonisakin, 'Funmi. "Children and Armed Conflict." West Africa's Security Challenges: Building Peace in a Troubled Region. Ed. Adekeye Adebajo and Ismail O. D. Rashid. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2004. 245-264.
DT476.5 .W48 2004

Olonisakin, 'Funmi. Peacekeeping in Sierra Leone: The Story of UNAMSIL. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2008. DT516.826 .O45 2008

Peace Agreements in Africa: INCORE: Conflict Data Service: International Conflict Research. 30 June 2008 http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/services/cds/agreements/africa.html.
A source for documents about peace agreements for Sierra Leone, and other nations in Africa.

Pham, John-Peter. Child Soldiers, Adult Interests: The Global Dimensions of the Sierra Leonean Tragedy. New York: Nova Science, 2005. DT516.5 .P47 2005

Pham, John-Peter. The Sierra Leonean Tragedy: History and Global Dimensions. New York: Nova Science, 2006. DT516.826 .P47 2006.

Policy Papers. International Peace Institute. 30 June 2008 http://www.ipacademy.org/publications/policy-papers.
A list of reports published by this independent, international institution dedicated to promoting the prevention and settlement of armed conflict between and within states through policy research and development.
Shaw, Rosalind. Rethinking Truth and Reconciliation Commissions [Electronic Resource] : Lessons from Sierra Leone. U.S. Institute of Peace. 2005. 17 June 2008 http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS59741.

Sierra Leone Truth & Reconciliation (TRC) Report: Brought to You by OSIWA Funding. 30 June 2008 http://www.trcsierraleone.org/drwebsite/publish/index.shtml.

Sierra Leone: Truth and Reconciliation. PBS. 10 Jan. 2003 30 June 2008http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week619/cover.html.
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly: An online companion to the weekly news program.

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars. Dir. Niles, Zach, and Banker White. New York: Docurama, 2007. M1630.18 .S54 2007
Uplifting and courageous, this dramatic seven-time award-winning film by Zach Niles and Banker White tracks the journey of a group of six musicians who formed a band after being displaced from their home during a brutal decade long civil war. (DVD, 80 min.)

The Special Court for Sierra Leone. 30 June 2008 http://www.sc-sl.org/.
"The Special Court for Sierra Leone is mandated to try those bearing the greatest responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed within the territory of Sierra Leone since 30 November 1996."