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Author: Adediran Daniel Ikuomola

Title: The Nigerian Civil War of 1967 and the Stigmatisation of Children Born of Rape Victims in Edo State

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In: Rape in Wartime

Edited by: Raphaëlle Branche and Fabrice Virgili

Place: Basingstoke

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Year: 2012

Pages: 169-183

Series: Genders and Sexualities in History

ISBN: 9780230363991 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | African History: Nigerian History | Types: Wartime Rape / Nigerian Civil War; Victims: Rape Children



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Author: Adediran Daniel Ikuomola, Department of Sociology, Adekunle Ajasin University

Abstract: »Albeit more rarely, the child born of the rape may be socially accepted as such and his first name can then serve as a marker to recall the conditions of his conception. The cases of children born as a consequence of sexual assaults committed during the civil war in Nigeria (1967-70) are symptomatic of this response. Acknowledgement is not always synonymous with acceptance, however, and as Adediran Daniel Ikuomola shows, because of their first names alone the sons and daughters of the rapes are often subjected to the same exclusions as their mothers.« (Source: Raphaëlle Branche, Isabelle Delpla, John Horne, Pieter Lagrou, Daniel Palmieri, and Fabrice Virgili. »Writing the History of Rape in Wartime.« Rape in Wartime. Edited by Raphaëlle Branche. Basingstoke 2012: 13)

Lecture: Ikuomola, Adediran D. »The Nigerian Civil War of 1967 and the Stigmatization of Children Born of Rape Victims in Edo State Nigeria.« Les viols en temps de guerre: une histoire à écrire - Rape in Wartime: A History to be Written. Paris 2009. – Bibliographic Entry: Info

Translation: Ikuomola, Adediran D. »La stigmatisation des enfants nés de viols lors de la guerre civile du Nigéria (1967-1970).« Viols en temps de guerre. Edited by Raphaëlle Branche et al. Paris 2011: 177- . – Bibliographic Entry: Info

Wikipedia: History of Africa: History of Nigeria / First Nigerian Republic | Pregnancy: Pregnancy from rape / War children | Types of rape: Wartime sexual violence | War: Nigerian Civil War