☆ The Night Wanderers Uganda's Children and the Lord's

SHORTLISTED FOR THE RYSZARD KAPUSCINSKI PRIZEEach night during the civil war in northern Uganda tens of thousands of children headed for the city centres hoping to avoid capture by the Lord's Resistance Army the infamous army led by Joseph Kony and itself composed largely of kidnapped children The Night Wanderers masterfully evokes the postwar landscape of a country ravaged by decades of violence It is a country of children who have been abducted from their homes and forced to kill their parents brothers and sisters children who even after they have escaped the LRA carry the weight of their own acts of murder on their shoulders as they try to return to normal life Through their stories the author weaves the wider history of a beautiful but blood soaked nation from the end of British overrule through Idi Amin's brutal dictatorship up to today's precarious peaceSHORTLISTED FOR THE RYSZARD KAPUSCINSKI PRIZEEach night during the civil war in northern Uganda tens of thousands of children headed for the city centres hoping to avoid capture by the Lord's Resistance Army the infamous army led by Joseph Kony and itself composed largely of kidnapped children The Night Wanderers masterfully evokes the postwar landscape of a country ravaged by decades of violence It is a country of children who have been abducted from their homes and forced to kill their parents brothers and sisters children who even after they have escaped the LRA carry the weight of their own acts of murder on their shoulders as they try to return to normal life Through their stories the author weaves the wider history of a beautiful but blood soaked nation from the end of British overrule through Idi Amin's brutal dictatorship up to today's precarious peaceSHORTLISTED FOR THE RYSZARD KAPUSCINSKI PRIZEEach night during the civil war in northern Uganda tens of thousands of children headed for the city centres hoping to avoid capture by the Lord's Resistance Army the infamous army led by Joseph Kony and itself composed largely of kidnapped children The Night Wanderers masterfully evokes the postwar landscape of a country ravaged by decades of violence It is a country of children who have been abducted from their homes and forced to kill their parents brothers and sisters children who even after they have escaped the LRA carry the weight of their own acts of murder on their shoulders as they try to return to normal life Through their stories the author weaves the wider history of a beautiful but blood soaked nation from the end of British overrule through Idi Amin's brutal dictatorship up to today's precarious peace


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