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Child, victim, soldier : the loss of innocence in Uganda

Author: Donald H Dunson
Publisher: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sunday Obote was only seven when he was kidnapped by the Lord's Resistance Army, a rebel group in northern Uganda. His life abruptly changed from peaceful village life, where he fished and hunted with his friends, to the savagery of the LRA. Sunday was turned into a child soldier trained to kill on demand, even killing other children." "Torn from their families in the dead of night and forced to carry out terrible  Read more...
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Dunson, Donald H.
Child, victim, soldier.
Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©2008
(OCoLC)609215690
Named Person: Joseph Kony; Joseph Kony; Joseph Kony
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald H Dunson
ISBN: 9781570757990 1570757992
OCLC Number: 226291731
Description: xiii, 145 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / by John Baptist Odama --
Meeting the victims --
The background of the L.R.A. rebellion --
The girls of St. Monica's School : in search of the promises the future holds --
Child soldiers : the youthful faces of war --
The loss of parental love : the irreplaceable treasure --
Chronicles from the war zone --
Kony and Koresh : shocking similarities --
The path to healing : is healing possible for child soldiers? --
Epilogue: Is peace possible? --
Acts of solidarity with child soldiers : observe, judge, act --
Prayer for peace of Pope John Paul II.
Responsibility: Donald H. Dunson.

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"Sunday Obote was only seven when he was kidnapped by the Lord's Resistance Army, a rebel group in northern Uganda. His life abruptly changed from peaceful village life, where he fished and hunted with his friends, to the savagery of the LRA. Sunday was turned into a child soldier trained to kill on demand, even killing other children." "Torn from their families in the dead of night and forced to carry out terrible acts, hundreds of children like Sunday bear terrifying scars on their bodies, minds, and souls. Fr. Dunson lets their stories be heard, often in their own voices. His text, accompanied by powerful photographs, also reflects on the presence of evil in the world and the desperate need for healing."--Jacket.

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