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7 excellent books about Kony and the LRA

Seven books to better inform about Kony, the LRA, and Uganda.

- Kristin Rawls, Monitor contributor

2. 'The Wizard of the Nile: The Hunt for Africa’s Most Wanted,' by Matthew Green

This account by Reuters journalist Matthew Green is one of the most accessible books available to readers seeking more nuanced information about Joseph Kony and the LRA. In 2006, the author traveled to Northern Uganda to track Joseph Kony and the LRA. Based on the reporting he did there, Green explains how Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has marginalized the Acholi of Northern Uganda since his ascent to power in 1986. The book explores the multiple political origins of the conflict and shows that there is more to the story than one psychopath wreaking havoc on central Africa. It does not defend the atrocities of the war, but rather makes clear the context in which they occurred.

Buy the book here.


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