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Lord’s Resistance Army No More: Review of Amony, Evelyn, I am Evelyn Amony: Reclaiming my life from the Lord’s Resistance Army (Un of Wisconsin Press, 2015)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology.
2016 (English)In: Warscapes Magazine (Open Access)Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

With the help of Erin Baines’s careful and knowledgeable editing and pertinent contextualization, Evelyn Amony has written a remarkable memoir entitled I Am Evelyn Amony: reclaiming my life from the Lord’s Resistance Army. Throughout the book there is a forceful narrative agency that is rare among works where outsiders present and edit the life histories of former child soldiers. The account is as painful as it is revealing. Amony’s story is one of “choiceless choices,” to borrow an illustrious phrase from Holocaust researcher Lawrence L. Langer: of bare life and brutal death; of being abducted into rebel ranks and forced, at a very young age, to become the wife of Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army....

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Social Anthropology
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Cultural Anthropology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-293082OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-293082DiVA: diva2:927361
Available from: 2016-05-11 Created: 2016-05-11 Last updated: 2016-05-13

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