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

ISBN-10: 1613748094
ISBN-13: 9781613748091
Edition: 2013
Authors: Peter Eichstaedt
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Told through the voices of those who have suffered, this illuminating exposé examines how a forgotten region of one of Africa’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 Lord’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 war’s foundations and argues that, much like Rwanda’s genocide, international intervention is needed to stop Africa’s virulent cycle of violence.

Maps
Preface
Chronology
Prologue: Richard's Story
Faded Luster of the Pearl
The Lips Are Not There
Anatomy of an Attack
God, Grace, and the Aboke Girls
Witch Doctors, Rattles, and Unholy Ghosts
A Game of Blood and 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
Epilogue: Metamorphosis
Afterword: Bring in the Drones
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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