Review in African Arguments

What makes this such a gripping and valuable contribution to the literature on African soldiers in World War II is the skilful and meticulously researched way the author tells the story of Isaac Fadoyebo – a Nigerian soldier who fought in Britain’s Burma campaign during the Second World War.

Not only does the reader lean about Isaac’s war, his crippling injury and months of being hidden from the Japanese army by Burmese Muslim villagers, but also of the process of recruitment of men from Britain’s West African colonies, the racism they experienced in the army and the way they were discarded at the end of the war.

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