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Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda's Children
Author(s): Faith J.H. McDonnell, Grace Akallo
Paperback: 238 pages
Publisher: Chosen Books
Publication date: June 1st 2007
Language: English
ISBN: 0800794214
ISBN-13: 9780800794217

Book Summary
For several decades a brutal army of rebels has been raiding villages in northern Uganda, kidnapping children and turning them into soldiers or wives of commanders. More than 30,000 children have been abducted over the last twenty years and forced to commit unspeakable crimes.
Grace Akallo was one of these. Her story, which is the story of many Ugandan children, recounts h...



Living with Bad Surroundings: War, History, and Everyday Moments in Northern Uganda
Author(s): Sverker Finnström
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publication date: February 20th 2008 (first published 2008)
ISBN-10: 0822341913
ISBN-13: 9780822341918

Book Description
Since 1986, the Acholi people of northern Uganda have lived in the crossfire of a violent civil war, with the Lord’s Resistance Army and other groups fighting the Ugandan government. Acholi have been murdered, maimed, and driven into displacement. Thousands of children have been abducted and forced to fight. Many observers have perceived Acholiland and northern Uganda to b...



The Night Wanderers: Uganda's Children and the Lord's Resistance Army
Author(s): Wojciech Jagielski, Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: February 21st 2012 (first published May 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609803507
ISBN-13: 9781609803506

Book Description
Fleeing the aggressive reach of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and their brutal leader Joseph Kony,on an average night in northern Uganda tens of thousands of children head for the city centers to avoid capture. They find refuge on the floors of aid agencies or in the streets. In recent years, the civil society was almost completely destroyed by the LRA, itself made up a...



Title: Culture and Customs of Uganda
Author(s): Kefa M. Otiso 
Paperback:193 pages
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Publication date: June 1st 2006 (first published May 30th 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0313331480
ISBN-13: 9780313331480

Book Description
Since achieving independence from Great Britain in 1962, the East African country of Uganda has been ravaged by political turmoil and the more recent crisis of the AIDS epidemic, but is now in the process of rebuilding and democratizing. "Culture and Customs of Uganda" is a fascinating overview of the current state of Ugandan society, where largely rural ethnic groups are...


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