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Authors: Laure Clémence Capo-Chichi and Koumagnon A. Djossou Agboadannon

Title: The Phenomenon of Street Children in Amma Darko's Faceless

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Journal: Research on Humanities and Social Sciences

Volume: 5

Issue: 18

Year: 2015

Pages: 175-190

ISSN: 2224-5766 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 2225-0484 – Find a Library: Open Access Journal

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 21st Century | African History: Ghanaian History | Representations: Literary Texts / Amma Darko; Types: Child Prostitution


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Laure Clémence Capo-Chichi:

Abstract: »One of the main issues of African countries after the period of democratization in 90s is the development of big cities which leads to street-involved children. Through this paper, Ipropose to conduct an analysis of (1)the strategies implemented so far by Amma Darko in her fiction to emphasize and draw attention on that serious (2) and growing phenomenon through her characters Fofo, Odarley, Baby T. She then gives way to her imagination by (3) suggesting means such as the alternative library to strengthen monitoring and caring centers of children in the intervention of Accra and its suburb areas.« (Source: Research on Humanities and Social Sciences)


  Abstract (p. 175)
  Introduction (p. 175)
  I. Causes of street-children phenomenon (p. 177)
    1.1. Poverty (p. 177)
    1.2. Family disintegration and Lack of parental care (p. 178)
    1.3. Illiteracy (p. 180)
  II. Consequences (p. 182)
    2.1. Child-Prostitution or child-abuse (p. 182)
    2.2. HIV/AIDS (p. 183)
  III. The ways out (p. 184)
    3.1. The role of parents (p. 185)
    3.2. The role of monitoring and caring center (Alternative Library) (p. 186)
    3.3. The role of government (p. 188)
  Conclusion (p. 189)
  Reference (p. 189)

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