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Preface; Chronology; Prologue: Richard's Story; Faded Lustre of the Pearl; The Lips Are Not There; Anatomy of an Attack; God, Grace & the Aboke Girls; Witch Doctors, Rattles & Unholy Ghosts; A Game of Blood & Spiritualism; The Arrow Boys; Degrees of Darkness; Back to the Land; The Call for Peace; Armed Conflict is a Health Risk; In Search of Joseph Kony; Jungle Rendezvous; The View From Kilimanjaro; Index.

About the Author

Peter Eichstaedt is the Africa editor for the Institute of War and Peace Reporting in The Hague. He is a veteran journalist who has reported from locations worldwide, including Slovenia, Moldova, Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, and Uganda, and a former senior editor for Uganda Radio Network. He is the author of If You Poison Us: Uranium and Native Americans.


"Heartfelt ... A close analysis of [an] underreported crisis." -- Publishers Weekly "In-depth reporting ... an intimate spin." -- Kirkus Reviews "You must read this powerful book. Peter Eichstaedt has given voice to the victims of the largely unheard-of tragedy of Uganda. This story calls out to our very humanity." --Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu "A book filled with haunting images that leave one groping for answers." --Mac Maharaj, South African author and activist "This book is a call to action to help our brothers and sisters in Africa that we can no longer ignore." --John Dau, president, John Dau Sudan Foundation, and coauthor, God Grew Tired of Us: A Memoir "This fine firsthand account should be read by anyone seeking to grapple with the challenges of war and peace in coming decades." --Douglas Farah, author, Merchant of Death and Blood from Stones "In-depth reporting ... an intimate spin." -- Kirkus Reviews

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