BOOK TALK | “The Night Wanderers: Uganda’s Children and the Lord’s Resistance Army”
5th & K | Cullen | May 07,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Author Wojciech Jagielski will sign and discuss, "The Night Wanderers: Uganda's Children and the Lord's Resistance Army." Fleeing the aggressive reach of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and their brutal leader Joseph Kony, on an average night in northern Uganda tens of thousands of children head for the city centers to avoid capture. They find refuge on the floors of aid agencies or in the streets. In recent years, the civil society was almost completely destroyed by the LRA, itself made up almost entirely of kidnapped children. Piecing together what has been broken is proving to be a nearly impossible task.  Jagielski portrays Uganda through their eyes as well as his own. Carrying on the rich tradition of Ryszard Kapuściński, Jagielski digs himself deep into the Ugandan landscape and emerges with a compassionate, incisive, painful, magisterial account of a world that is just starting to pull itself out of the horrors of war.  This event is cosponsored by the Polish Cultural Institute.  //  Book available for purchase on-site at the Global Exchange store. Free and open to all!
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