This story of a real-life Kurtz – takes us closer to understanding the inhumane horror of one madman’s war.
Somewhere in the jungles of Uganda, there hides a fugitive rebel-leader: in charge of a ragged army of brutalized child soldiers and said to take his orders direct from the spirit world, he has left a bloody trail of devastation across his country. Joseph Kony is now among the most wanted men in the world, and yet nobody really knows who he is or what he is fighting for. Intrigued by the myths, Matthew Green boldly heads into the war zone, meets the victims, the peacemakers and the powerbrokers, on the trail of the ‘wizard’ himself.
‘A fine, brave book that recalls the vivid reportage of Nick Danziger and illuminates the unfathomable extremes of human mendacity:
‘This is as good an account of Uganda’s post-Idi Amin instability as there is?
Tim Butcher, author of BLOOD RIVER
‘A penetrating insight into one of the worst conflicts in the world’
‘This quest to one of the world’s most under-reported battlegrounds is worth following and Green is a journalist to watch: Christina Lamb,