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The Wizard Of The Nile: The Hunt for Africa's Most Wanted

The Wizard Of The Nile: The Hunt for Africa's Most Wanted [Kindle Edition]

Matthew Green
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'Takes us closer to understanding the inhumane horror of one madman's war.' Bob Geldof 'A penetrating insight into the heart of one of the worst conflicts in the world' Jon Snow 'Green leads the reader into another world - of myth and magic, faith and superstition - as he tries to understand his quarry - a remarkable tale, vividly told.' Michael Holman

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Somewhere in the jungles of Uganda, there hides a fugitive rebel leader: he is said to take his orders directly from the spirit world and, together with his ragged army of brutalized child soldiers, he has left a bloody trail of devastation across his country. Joseph Kony is now an internationally wanted criminal, and yet nobody really knows who he is or what he is fighting for. Intrigued by the myths, Matthew Green heads off into a war zone, meeting the victims, the peacemakers and the regional powerbrokers as he tracks down the man himself. The Wizard of the Nile is the first book to peel back the layers of mysticism and murky politics surrounding Kony, to shine a searching light onto this forgotten conflict, and to tell the gripping human story behind an inhumane war and a humanitarian crisis.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1573 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Portobello Books; New edition edition (22 Mar 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007P23ES6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #198,767 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating account of a forgotten war 8 Sep 2013
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The writer is admirably self-deprecating about his journalistic short-comings, but it's a captivating read which puts a forgotten part of the continent in the spotlight.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Highly Readable 9 May 2013
By Nico
I found this book to be highly readable and very interesting. It is a fine account not only of the obscure and mysterious Kony and his Lords Resistance Army but also of the politics and events of the post colonial Uganda. The authors travels into northern Uganda in search of Kony and his followers is at times spooky and you can feel the menace and evil lurking out there along with spectres from Uganda's past like Idi Amin. The author has done a great job shining a light on a subject who despite his notoriety remains essentially a murky character hidden in the shadows.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful story 2 Dec 2012
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Was not sure how good this might be but I was not disapointed. Its a thoroughly good read and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in Africa.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 4.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read 10 May 2013
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Fantastic mix of the history and personal stories of those affected (as well as those partially responsible) by the ongoing tragedy. A great easy read to get the reader to understand the scope and scale of the events unfolding in CAR, DROC, ROSS and Northern Uganda.
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