...we told the community the truth, we told them the truth so that they did not victimize us, instead of quarreling with them,we told people this is what we did and it was against our will,we accepted that we had wronged them but we were forced to do so... The empirical material presented in this study indicates that war affected children present themselves using different strategies when narrating their suffering in captivity. Their experience in war is rather ambiguous and we cannot say they are innocent, at the same time we can not deny that they are guilty. what is clear is that ex-child soldiers employ variety of shifting strategies as they negotiate their survival in adversity. The analysis in the study presents ex-child soldiers as active agents in their own lives based on their experience as a generational structure. the study looks at the inter-generational super structure that changed the the social order in Acholi culture while highlighting different contribution of children towards peace building in Northern Uganda.