The Wizard of the Nile: The Hunt for Africa's Most Wanted

The Wizard of the Nile: The Hunt for Africa's Most Wanted

by Matthew Green


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The Wizard of the Nile: The Hunt for Africa's Most Wanted by Matthew Green

The civil war in Uganda has lasted over two decades, spilling over into Sudan and Congo but drawing only occasional interest from the West. The insurgency in the north is led by "the wizard of the Nile," Joseph Kony, whose Lord's Resistance Army is infamous both for its wish to rule Uganda according to the Ten Commandments and its history of atrocities.

Matthew Green journeys up the White Nile to find the notoriously elusive Kony and try to answer an impossible question: How could one man leading an army of abducted children hold a country hostage for twenty years? In The Wizard of the Nile, we travel to the villages and camps ravaged by Kony's soldiers, and then meet the soldiers themselves, many of them forced into Kony's army as children. We encounter refugees, aid workers, and journalists, as well as the political leaders who have their own reasons for preferring war to peace. Green's urgent, perceptive book is an invaluable guide to a conflict too little understood and too long ignored.

About the Author:
Matthew Green spent four years in East Africa as a reporter for Reuters. He is now the West Africa correspondent for the Financial Times

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566567367
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Maps     ix
List of illustrations     xiii
Prologue: A Funeral     1
A Prophet from God     7
We Are the Angels     29
Daughter of the Moon     53
Feeding the Prisoners     81
A Thug with a Cross     111
"God Is a Killer"     125
"Shock the World"     153
The Most Desolate Spot on Earth     177
Mr. Dusty     197
The Second Coming     219
"We Want to See Your Chairman"     239
A Girl Called Peace     267
A Strange Kind of Wizard     285
"I Am Reformed"     309
Epilogue     319
Select Bibliography     323
A Note to the Reader     329
Acknowledgments     331

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