Me Against My Brother: At War in Somalia, Sudan and Rwanda / Edition 1

Me Against My Brother: At War in Somalia, Sudan and Rwanda / Edition 1

by Scott Peterson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415921988

ISBN-13: 9780415921985

Pub. Date: 04/01/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

As a foreign correspondent, Scott Peterson witnessed firsthand Somalia's descent into war and its battle against US troops, the spiritual degeneration of Sudan's Holy War, and one of the most horrific events of the last half century: the genocide in Rwanda. In Me Against My Brother, he brings these events together for the first time to record a collapse that has had

Overview

As a foreign correspondent, Scott Peterson witnessed firsthand Somalia's descent into war and its battle against US troops, the spiritual degeneration of Sudan's Holy War, and one of the most horrific events of the last half century: the genocide in Rwanda. In Me Against My Brother, he brings these events together for the first time to record a collapse that has had an impact far beyond African borders.

In Somalia, Peterson tells of harrowing experiences of clan conflict, guns, and starvation. He met with warlords, observed death intimately, and nearly lost his own life to a Somali mob. From ground level, he documents how the US-UN relief mission devolved into all-out war -- one that for America has proven to be the most formative post-Cold War debacle. In Sudan, he journeys where few correspondents have ever been, on both sides of that religious front line, to find that outside "relief" has only prolonged war. In Rwanda, his firsthand experience of the genocide and well-documented analysis provide rare insight into this human tragedy.

Filled with the dust, sweat, and powerful detail of real life, and with striking photographs taken by Peterson himself, Me Against My Brother is as enlightening as it is painful and graphically illustrates how preventive action and a better understanding of Africa -- especially by the US -- could have averted much suffering.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415921985
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxi
Mapsxxiii
Part ISomalia: Warlords Triumphant
1Laws of War3
2"City of the Insane"19
3A Land Forgotten By God37
4"Club Skinny--Dancers Wanted"51
5"Camp of the Murderers"71
6The Fugitive93
7Bloody Monday117
8Mission Impossible137
9Back to Zero157
Part IISudan: Endless Crusade
10Divided By God173
11War of the Cross197
12The False Messiah217
13Darwin Deceived229
Part IIIRwanda: The Machete War
14A Holocaust247
15"Dreadful Note of Preparation"267
16Genocide Denied289
17In Perpetuum303
Epilogue323
Notes329
Index351

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