First Kill Your Family



First Kill Your Family Told Through The Voices Of Those Who Have Suffered, This Illuminating Expose Examines How A Forgotten Region Of One Of Africa S Most Promising Nations Uganda, Dubbed The Pearl Of Africa By Winston Churchill Has Been Systematically Destroyed By A Bloody, Senseless, And Seemingly Endless War That Has Gone Largely Unnoticed By The Rest Of The World For The Past 20 Years, The Lord S Resistance Army Has Ravaged Northern Uganda And Has Been Led By The Reclusive Joseph Kony, A Former Witch Doctor And Self Professed Spirit Medium Through The Large Scale Abduction And Manipulation Of Children, Kony Transformed His Army Into An Efficient Killing Machine That Has Murdered Nearly 100,000 And Displaced Two Million People Kony Utilized The Society S Pervasive Belief In Witchcraft To Instill Cultlike Convictions In His Fighters This Insightful Analysis Delves Into The War S Foundations And Argues That, Much Like Rwanda S Genocide, International Intervention Is Needed To Stop Africa S Virulent Cycle Of Violence.

  • ebook
  • 336 pages
  • First Kill Your Family
  • Peter Eichstaedt
  • English
  • 23 May 2018
  • 1569762600

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10 thoughts on “First Kill Your Family

  1. says:

    His lack of insight is sometimes astounding on p 97 Appeals to the Aristotelian notion of man s highest aspect, the soul, are littlethan deceptive sales gimmicks, crude tricks on a street corner that rob the poor of what little they have, even life and limb Everyone and everything is fair game And it is all done for the aggrandizement of the hucksters and the silver tongued preachers he is, in fact, trashing witch doctors taking degrading descriptions from the local Catholic prie His lack of insight is sometimes astounding on p 97 Appeals to the Aristotelian notion of man s highest aspect, the soul, are littlethan deceptive sales gimmicks, crude tricks on a street corner that rob the poor of what little they have, even life and limb Everyone and everything is fair game And it is all done for the aggrandizement of the hucksters and the...

  2. says:

    Interesting book on the ongoing war in Uganda Does a great job explaining many of the things that confuse me about Africa, tribalism, problems caused by post colonial borders that don t take the pre colonial factors into account, the seeming abandonment ...

  3. says:

    This is a brilliant telling of the story of the Lord s Resistance Army and how they ve affected northern Uganda, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic over their twenty year reign Written by a journalist who specialized in the area at a time when no one knew what the LRA was, the book is part history and part investigative journalism, talking in detail of the origins of this cult army responsible for the death and displacement of millions of Ugandans while also explainingcurrent d This is a brilliant telling of the story of the Lord s Resistance Army and how they ve affected northern Uganda, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic over their twenty year reign Written by a journalist who specialized in the ar...

  4. says:

    For comparison s sake I would say that this book is the Ugandan equivalent of Philip Gourevitch s book We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families on the Rwandan genocide and that s very high praise, just for the record In fact I wouldn t be surprised if Peter Eichstaedt had this book in mind while he was writing it has the same combination of colonial history and recounting of the war, combined with smaller vignettes and personal anecdotes with the ov...

  5. says:

    Can we all get along By the time I staggered to the end of this book, I thought of Rodney King and his plea for calm during the 1992 L.A riots Apparently, L.A to Uganda, just getting along is quite the challenge Take a very polite mana peaceful farmer cum witch doctor who then becomes a revolutionary force and returns to viciously attack his hometown and the entire north end of Uganda Add a corrupt government and a warrior tribe living on prime farmland...

  6. says:

    This was a bit dry being that it was written from a journalists point of view, however, the information that he put forth is very disturbing It seems that there is nothing that anyone can or will do to stop the devastation that the Lord s Resistence Army continues to perpetuate I found it incredible that the World is not doing anything to stop this, nor seems to care since this has been going on for over 20 years and we as Westerners barely hear about this The end of this book wasn t very hea This was a bit dry being that it was written from a journalists point of view, however, the information that he put forth is very disturbing It seems that there is nothing that anyone can or will do to stop the devastation that the Lord s Resistence Army continues to perpetuate I found it incredible that the World is not doing anything to stop this, nor seems ...

  7. says:

    This book really explains the 20 year war that has been going on in Northern Uganda and now spreading to neighboring countries it s origins, major players, the politics involved, and notable events I was relieved, at the end of the book, to learn that even the author still doesn t understand the motives of Joseph Kony and why this war has lasted so long I especially appreciated learningabout the role of the Ugandan government and the conspiracies involved There is so little availabl This book really explains the 20 year war that has been going on in Northern Uganda and now spreading to neighboring countries it s origins, major players, the politics involved, and notable events I was relieved, at the end of the book, to learn that even the author still doesn t understand the motives of Joseph Kony and why this war has lasted so long I especially appreciated learningabout the role of the Ugandan government and the conspiracies...

  8. says:

    Eichstaedt puts forth a detailed accounting of the often ignored horrors taking place in Uganda, including kidnapping young children to serve as soldiers or brides i.e sex slaves , the beating, mutilation and murder of dissenters, and the overall destruction of the country as it spirals out of control through violence, avarice, and greed While the book takes ajournalistic approach, it does include copious first person accounts and leaves the reader wondering why we know s...

  9. says:

    The book follows the Ugandan history of Joseph Kony and the Lord s Resistance Army It is a terrible history and therefore not always an enjoyable read Still i believe it is very important to know about the situation Africa s wars and problems have been generally overlooked, something i find horrible Peter Eichstaedt portrays several sides to the story and the book is full of information and possible explanations Definitely a read I recommend, though one does not necessarily need to read eve The book follows the Ugandan history of Joseph Kony and the Lord s Resistance Army It is a terrible history and therefore not always an enjoyable read Still i believe it is very important to know about the situation Africa s wars and problems have been generally overlooked, somethin...

  10. says:

    I thought this would beabout child soldiers and less about the Lord s Resistance Army so I was disappointed when it really was about the LRA Good information to read before going to Uganda but not a book I d ever pick up again.

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