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First Kill Your Family Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army

ISBN-10: 1556527993
ISBN-13: 9781556527999
Edition: 2009
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Description: Told through the voices of those who have suffered, this illuminating expose examines how a forgotten region of one of Africa7;s most promising nations-Uganda, dubbed "the pearl" of Africa by Winston Churchill-has been systematically destroyed by a  More...

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Told through the voices of those who have suffered, this illuminating expose examines how a forgotten region of one of Africa7;s most promising nations-Uganda, dubbed "the pearl" of Africa by Winston Churchill-has been systematically destroyed by a bloody, senseless, and seemingly endless war that has gone largely unnoticed by the rest of the world. For the past 20 years, the Lord7;s Resistance Army has ravaged northern Uganda and has been led by the reclusive Joseph Kony, a former witch doctor and self-professed spirit medium. Through the large-scale abduction and manipulation of children, Kony transformed his army into an efficient killing machine that has murdered nearly 100,000 and displaced two million people. Kony utilized the society's pervasive belief in witchcraft to instill cultlike convictions in his fighters. This insightful analysis delves into the war7;s foundations and argues that, much like Rwanda7;s genocide, international intervention is needed to stop Africa7;s virulent cycle of violence.

Preface
Chronology
Prologue: Richard's Story
Faded Lustre of the Pearl
The Lips Are Not There
Anatomy of an Attack
God, Grace & the Aboke Girls
Witch Doctors, Rattles & Unholy Ghosts
A Game of Blood & Spiritualism
The Arrow Boys
Degrees of Darkness
Back to the Land
The Call for Peace
Armed Conflict is a Health Risk
In Search of Joseph Kony
Jungle Rendezvous
The View From Kilimanjaro
Index

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