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Author Amony, Evelyn, author.

Title I am Evelyn Amony : reclaiming my life from the Lord's Resistance Army / Evelyn Amony ; edited with an introduction by Erin Baines.

Publication Info. 2015
Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2015]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  DT433.287.A46 A3 2015    AVAILABLE
Description lii, 181 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Women in Africa and the diaspora
Women in Africa and the diaspora.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Writing I Am Evelyn Amony -- Editor's Introduction -- Histories -- Childhood -- Kurut -- Becoming a Mother -- Leaving Sudan -- Home -- Peace Talks -- Daily Life -- Epilogue.
Summary Abducted at the age of eleven, Evelyn Amony spent nearly eleven years inside the Lord's Resistance Army, becoming a forced wife to Joseph Kony and mother to his children. She takes the reader into the inner circles of LRA commanders and reveals unprecedented personal and domestic details about Joseph Kony. Her account unflinchingly conveys the moral difficulties of choosing survival in a situation fraught with violence, threat, and death. Amony was freed following her capture by the Ugandan military. Despite the trauma she endured with the LRA, Amony joined a Ugandan peace delegation to the LRA, trying to convince Kony to end the war that had lasted more than two decades. She recounts those experiences, as well as the stigma she and her children faced when she returned home as an adult. This extraordinary testimony shatters stereotypes of war-affected women, revealing the complex ways that Amony navigated life inside the LRA and her current work as a human rights advocate to make a better life for her children and other women affected by war.
Subject Amony, Evelyn.
Kony, Joseph.
Kony, Joseph.
Kony, Joseph. (OCoLC)fst00415453
Lord's Resistance Army.
Lord's Resistance Army.
Lord's Resistance Army. (DE-588)4519957-7
Lord's Resistance Army. (OCoLC)fst00735014
Chronological Term Since 1979
Subject Human rights workers -- Uganda -- Biography.
Weibliche Gefangene. (DE-588)4230270-5
Human rights workers. (OCoLC)fst00963353
Uganda -- History -- 1979-
Uganda. (DE-588)4061457-8
Uganda. (OCoLC)fst01210282
Genre/Form Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Baines, Erin K., 1969- editor.
ISBN 9780299304942 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
0299304949 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
Standard No. 40025456978
ISBN 9780299304980

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