Nightmare Along the River Nile a Story of Twentieth Century Slavery

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Overview

Written in simple English from an African perspective and in an African voice, this award-winning story will tug at your heartstrings. Edgar is heading home to visit his mother after finishing high school exams, when rebels belonging to the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) ambush his bus. Edgar and other passengers, most of whom are students, are abducted and taken to the LRA headquarters deep in the mountains of southern Sudan. He finds himself caught up in a nightmare he never ...

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Overview

Written in simple English from an African perspective and in an African voice, this award-winning story will tug at your heartstrings. Edgar is heading home to visit his mother after finishing high school exams, when rebels belonging to the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) ambush his bus. Edgar and other passengers, most of whom are students, are abducted and taken to the LRA headquarters deep in the mountains of southern Sudan. He finds himself caught up in a nightmare he never imagined and his life is forever changed.

Edgar's friends learn of his fate and embark on a challenging and unpredictable rescue mission full of twists and turns. Can they find the strength to continue the difficult search? Can Edgar's faith sustain him long enough to escape the hell he is in? Find out in this compelling narrative about a young man and his loyal friends whose story will remain with you for a long time to come.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497520974
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Nelson is an award-winning author whose first is novel was "Nightmare Along the River Nile." The story is set in Uganda and Sudan and it is about a student who was abducted by the Lords's Resistance Army (LRA) and sold into slavery. The story was inspired by actual events that happened to many young people in Northern Uganda in the 1990s. Nelson's second novel "The Helpers" is an international tale of espionage and corruption, which is set in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Europe and United States. Although the story is fictitious, much of its background was inspired by historical events that happened during colonial times. The sequel to "The Helpers" will be out in 2015.

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  • Posted November 9, 2012

    Highly Recommended! Modern slavery is something I never thought


    Highly Recommended!
    Modern slavery is something I never thought of before. I didn't even know that it was still happening until I found this book. Since then, the reality and destiny of people who are forced into slavery has deeply touched me. Edgar, a high school student, is the protagonist of "Nightmare along the River Nile". He is captured by rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army on his way home and sold into slavery. His fear, his dismay and horror are described in a way that the reader gets annoyed, excited and horrified about Edgar's destiny. "Nightmare along the River Nile" is a very intriguing read; it is a pleasure to follow the writing style of Suzanna E. Nelson. The story is well written and both the characters and the landscape of Uganda and southern Sudan are realistically described. This book is able to change your view on life and it makes you realise that you cannot take your own comfortable world for granted as long as people are suffering and oppressed.

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  • Posted April 27, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    This is was one of those novels that I will never forget. The horror that the main character, Edgar, goes through is unbelievable, yet his faith is unyielding and admirable for a young person. The friendship between the four boys is so strong that I found myself wondering if I had any friends that would risk their lives for me. The entire novel is full of good lessons and yet very engaging and fast moving. I read the entire novel in one sitting. If you want to learn about the atrocities that Kony and the LRA did to their people and yet be engaged in the story, this is the book to read. Highly recommended.

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