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The Night Wanderers: Uganda's Children and the Lord's Resistance Army Paperback – February 21, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press; 1st edition (February 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609803507
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609803506
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,515,827 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The Night Wanderers is a balanced union of reflection and reporting, with a fine eye for ironic detail."
Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Uganda has been ravaged by civil war, and Joseph Kony's militant Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) continues to perpetrate one of the gravest humanitarian crises of our time—this is the context for this brave, devastating work of war reportage. The facts are chilling, and Jagielski handles them with integrity and a minimum of stylistic flourish, treating the subject with the dignity it deserves.”
Publisher's Weekly

“Jagielski’s moving, beautiful, and winding account of Uganda’s sad history of multiple conflicts leaves one mourning the suffering so many have endured and questioning to what extent the current government can provide long term solutions for the generations who survived.”
—Maria E. Burnett, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch Africa Division

“A disturbing, thought-provoking account of an under-reported and tragic story.”
—Edward Lucas, International Editor, The Economist

“During the 20 years I spent in Uganda I often wondered how Kapuscinsky would describe the situations I saw with my eyes in the country’s tormented North. Reading Night Wanderers, I found the answer. Its pages of great literary beauty carried me to the streets of Gulu and made me meet the formerly abducted children, feel the depths of their pain and awake inside me images, sounds, and smells so long cherished. Jagielski is a master, not only of story-telling, but also of digging into the intimacy of people’s hearts in tragic situations. By taking their side he makes us understand from a unique angle the complexity of politics in one of Africa’s most conflictive regions.”
—Father Carlos Rodriguez Soto, author of Tall Grass: Stories of Suffering and Peace in Northern Uganda

“This is not strictly a journalistic account of war and mayhem; it is something more powerful and lasting: a literary sojourn through an African landscape of haunted horrors, observed with extraordinary patience and empathy by an exceptional writer and reporter. Wojciech Jagielski paints masterful portraits of messianic guerrilla leaders and mad dictators, but unforgettable ones of stone-faced child rebels who have been forced to kill and maim, and in the process have lost the ability to laugh, cry, or even enjoy ice cream.
—Pamela Constable, author of Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself and Fragments of Grace: My Search for Meaning in the Strife of South Asia

"Wojciech Jagielski’s Night Wanderers in not only a bitter story about a forgotten civil war in Uganda, but it is also a literary masterpiece, a reportage in every sense of the word." —Wiadomosci24 (Poland)

"Wojciech Jagielski has already achieved recognition for his reporting on the most inflamed points around our globe. [His latest work] will only confirm his reputation." —Ryszard Kapuściński, on Jagielski’s Towers of Stone: The Battle of Wills in Chechnya

"Wojciech Jagielski’s book sets new standards for gritty reporting of Russia’s most miserable corner, and the dreadful damage done to it by both outsiders and the Chechen’s own leaders . . . The book brings to life the danger, squalor and misery of daily life in Chechnya with almost unbearable clarity." —The Economist, on Jagielski’s Towers of Stone: The Battle of Wills in Chechnya

About the Author

WOJCIECH JAGIELSKI is a reporter at Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland’s first and biggest independent daily, where he specializes in Africa, Central Asia, the Trans-Caucasus, and the Caucasus. Jagielski is the recipient of the Dariusz Fikus Award and the Letterature dal Fronte Award (Italy) for his book Towers of Stone: The Battle of Wills in Chechnya, which Seven Stories published in English in 2009, the first of many collaborative works to come.

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Good insight into Ugandan history, I didn't know anything about Ugandan history or the LRA, and this was a good introduction in an interesting way. I just thought the characters were real, not based on several real people, so when I realised that I was a little dissapointed. I also don't like loose endings. Good read.
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I'm very interested how Polish journalists manage to bring such life, insight and memorability to their vivid pictures and African reportage. Wojciech Jagielski, the correspondent of Poland's leading Gazeta Wyborcza from 1991 to 2012, gives such a clear and imaginative image of the horror of an African bush war, particularly this atrocious conflict that ravages parts of Uganda and engrains long scars into the human psyche of the people there. Wojciech is also a correspondent for BBC and Le Monde, but it is in book form that he can draw you most clearly into the brooding landscape and mentalities of the people - especially the children - involved. His mentor and friend, Ryszard Kapuscinski, used to write the most memorable stories of Africa and his vivid images of the Angolan war haunted me as I travelled similar routes in 1990 during that war. I have not yet been to this part of Uganda but I am sure that Wojciech does him proud. The English translation by Antonia Lloyd-Jones also makes this book a great and fast-moving read, putting the scenes in front of your eyes as vividly as if you are there in person. It lives up to the positive professional reviews and a great buy.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Samson on May 2, 2012
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If the title of this book was different I probably wouldn't feel so disappointed. But to be fair, I wouldn't have bought the book if the title reflected its content.

The Night Wanderers, the LRA and their stories felt like a piece of the backdrop for the author's personal journey and internal struggles. Sadly, it failed me as a personal memoir due to a lack of information to help make sense of his conflicts.
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