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A foreign correspondent’s chronicle of the Ugandan warlord and his Lord’s Resistance Army of abducted child soldiers: “a readable and compelling account” (Independent, UK).

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.

To get the truth behind the rumors and myths, Matthew Green ventures into the 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.

Winner of the Jerwood Award
Long-listed for the Orwell Prize

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781846274817
Publisher: Portobello Books
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2012
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