Each night during the civil war in northern Uganda, tens of thousands of children would head for the city centres, hoping to avoid capture by the Lord s Resistance Army the infamous army led by Joseph Kony, itself composed largely of kidnapped children The Night Wanderers masterfully evokes the post war 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 own family members children who, even after they have escaped the LRA, carry the weight of their own acts of murder on their young shoulders 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....
|Title||:||The Night Wanderers: Uganda's children and the Lord's Resistance Army|
|Publisher||:||Old Street Publishing 29 Mai 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||180 Pages|
|File Size||:||975 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Night Wanderers: Uganda's children and the Lord's Resistance Army Reviews
Ausgezeichnetes Buch - sehr berührend und gleichzeitig spannend und informativ geschrieben! Es bringt einem eine ganz andere Welt sehr nahe!
An interesting and disturbing read on the truths about Uganda and their history. The Lord Resistance Army, Amin, Kony, Banya and Lukoya - create and cause havoc on the people of Uganda.It is very sad and scary to read what fellow humans are capable of, a country devastated and raped, it's people killed in such horrific manner, children being used as soldier's and families torn apart.The country today is a different place, moving forward but still has a long way to go.
If the title of this book was different I probably wouldn't feel so disappointed. But to be fair, I wouldn't have bought the book if the title reflected its content.The Night Wanderers, the LRA and their stories felt like a piece of the backdrop for the author's personal journey and internal struggles. Sadly, it failed me as a personal memoir due to a lack of information to help make sense of his conflicts.
I'm very interested how Polish journalists manage to bring such life, insight and memorability to their vivid pictures and African reportage. Wojciech Jagielski, the correspondent of Poland's leading Gazeta Wyborcza from 1991 to 2012, gives such a clear and imaginative image of the horror of an African bush war, particularly this atrocious conflict that ravages parts of Uganda and engrains long scars into the human psyche of the people there. Wojciech is also a correspondent for BBC and Le Monde, but it is in book form that he can draw you most clearly into the brooding landscape and mentalities of the people - especially the children - involved. His mentor and friend, Ryszard Kapuscinski, used to write the most memorable stories of Africa and his vivid images of the Angolan war haunted me as I travelled similar routes in 1990 during that war. I have not yet been to this part of Uganda but I am sure that Wojciech does him proud. The English translation by Antonia Lloyd-Jones also makes this book a great and fast-moving read, putting the scenes in front of your eyes as vividly as if you are there in person. It lives up to the positive professional reviews and a great buy.
Suddeutche Zeitung is right. This is the best book about Uganda's tragic recent history. Idi Amin, Museveni, Lord Resistance Army, African justice, tribal justice, traditional values challenged by modernity, including its wars, but also industrialization, which in turn makes the Victoria Lake drier and drier every year. Written from a personal perspective also about the people, their struggles, their difficult choices and their catch-22 situations. And the ghosts, everywhere. By the end of the book I wondered, was Jackson Jagielski's ghost, over all?
Good insight into Ugandan history, I didn't know anything about Ugandan history or the LRA, and this was a good introduction in an interesting way. I just thought the characters were real, not based on several real people, so when I realised that I was a little dissapointed. I also don't like loose endings. Good read.