- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Indiana University Press (December 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0253218551
- ISBN-13: 978-0253218551
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,107,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Dirty War in West Africa: The RUF and the Destruction of Sierra Leone
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"A Dirty War's great advantage is the Gberie is a journalist who was on the ground at the time." -- Literary Review of Canada
About the Author
Lansana Gberie is a research associate at the Wilfried Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic, and Disarmament Studies. He covered the Sierra Leone civil war as a journalist for Inter Press Service.
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Because I work and live in Sierra Leone for part of every year, I can fully appreciate the enormous scholarship and work it took for Lansana Gberie to put together this resource of facts related to this travesty in time. It is scholarly and informative. The pain that can just be read under the surface of detail does not disrupt the steely attention to facts.
Mr. Gberie fleshes out the characters and the nature of the conflict. I am grateful for the clarity and detail he brings to the table.
I hope the peace that has been achieved in Sierra Leone is a lasting one.
I think a good complement to this book would be Blood Diamonds by Greg Campbell. Although Mr. Gberie covers some of the ways that diamonds were used to fund the war, Mr. Campbell was able to provide even more detail.