“My name is Tamba Cisso. When I was eight years old, I lived in the village with my father, my mother and my sister. I went to school and had learned to read. I knew there was war in my country, but I didn’t know that children could wage it.”
Providing a testimonial to one of the most heart-wrenching and chilling developments in modern warfare, this graphic novel chronicles the realities of hundreds of thousands across the world, kidnapped and forced to commit atrocities.
About the Author
Marion Achard is a French writer and circus performer. She co-founded a touring circus where she performs as acrobat and juggler. She has also written children’s books. This is her first graphic novel. Yan Degruel is a French artist who has published many graphic novels for kids including adaptations of Rudyard Kipling.
"Although a work of fiction, this graphic novel accurately chronicles and presents the realities of hundreds of thousands across the world, kidnapped and forced to commit atrocities. TAMBA: Child Soldier is unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library collections." —Midwest Book Review