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Me against my brother : at war in Somalia, Sudan, and Rwanda : a journalist reports from the battlefields of Africa

Author: Scott Peterson
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As a foreign correspondent, Scott Peterson witnessed firsthand Somalia's descent into war and its battle against US troops, the spiritual degeneration of Sudan's Holy War, and one of the most horrific events of the last half century: the genocide in Rwanda. In Me Against My Brother, he brings these events together for the first time to record a collapse that has had an impact far beyond African borders."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Kṛṣṇalāla Śarmā, Sūdana
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Peterson
ISBN: 0415921988 9780415921985 9780415930635 0415930634
OCLC Number: 43287853
Description: xxii, 357 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Somalia : warlords triumphant: Laws of war ; "City of the Insane" ; A land forgotten by God ; "Club Skinny--dancers wanted ; "Camp of the Murderers" ; The fugitive ; Bloody Monday ; Mission impossible ; Back to zero --
pt. 2. Sudan : endless crusade: Divided by God ; War of the Cross ; The false messiah ; Darwin deceived --
pt. 3. Rwanda : the machete war: A holocaust ; "Dreadful note of preparation ; Genocide denied ; In perpetuum --
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Responsibility: Scott Peterson.
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