Winner of Editors Choice AwardPublicizing the alarming truth behind modern slavery stands as the novel's primary achievement -
Kirkus DiscoveriesThis book does the outstanding job of creating awareness and teaching us about a horrific and ongoing human-rights abuse situation by way of a compelling action-filled story. It will be difficult for you to put this book down before you find out what happens to Eddie -
Allbooks Reviews InternationalI really enjoyed reading every bit of the story. Well written and easily understandable by non native English readers like me -
Ibrahim Oumarr Jalloh
The book is a good read, with important lessons about decency and true friendship and human cruelty
- Africa Book ClubVery few books have evoked such emotion. 'Nightmare Along the River Nile' brought me to tears. The compassion that Edgar and his friends have for each other is extraordinary. The author has done a magnificent job in bringing attention to a very serious issue and human tragedy; modern day slavery
- C.C. Irving I was particularly impressed with how the cadence of her writing reflects and captures the African interaction -
Natalie BarefootI was moved by the ingenuity, courage and devotion of Edgar's friends. That raised the story above the thriller category -
From the Author
This story was inspired by actual events that happened to many young boys and girls in northern Uganda in the 1990s. The story was conceived from many interviews that were conducted with survivors and former child soldiers who managed to escape the LRA.
More About the Author
Nelson is an award-winning author who writes African action-adventure stories on topics like: friendship, war, espionage, colonialism, corruption and human-trafficking. Nelson's first novel "Nightmare Along the River Nile" is set in Uganda and Sudan. It is about a student who was abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and sold into slavery. The story was inspired by actual events that happened to many young people in Northern Uganda in the 1990s.
Nelson's second novel "The Helpers" is an action-packed international tale of espionage and corruption, which is set in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Europe and United States. Although the story is fictitious, much of its background was inspired by historical events that happened during colonial times. The sequel to "The Helpers" will be out in 2015.
Nelson has lived and worked in Africa, Europe and United States and is an advocate of peace, child education and anti-slavery. If you wish to join the human rights discussions on Facebook, you can go to "SEN for Human Rights" or on Twitter @SENHumanRights. Nelson can be reached by email through the website below, or on Twitter @SENsBooks.