This book collects articles and reviews the author wrote for various publications, academic and journalistic, over the past 10 to 14 years. They are not arranged in chronological order, but there is a consistent underlying theme: the author's reaction to war, politics and transitional justice in Africa, with a particular focus on Sierra Leone and Liberia. He has studied these two countries more intimately than all others; but this book includes articles on Ivory Coast, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo, all of which he visited for the purpose of writing the articles, among others.
|Publisher:||Sierra Leonean Writers Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Lansana Gberie is a United Nations expert on West Africa. A journalist and an academic , he has written extensively on Africa, including "Rescuing a Fragile State: Sierra Leone 2002-2008" (Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009). He is also author of "A Dirty War in West Africa: The RUF and the Destruction of Sierra Leone" (London: Hurst 2005). Dr. Gberie was awarded the 'Outstanding Research Award' by the Canadian government in 2002 for his work with Partnership Africa Canada on the Human Security and International Diamond Trade project; he and his colleagues were also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by three senior US lawmakers for this work the following Year.