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Gberie Lansana


Indiana University Press

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127,00 PLN
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Provides important insider information concerning Sierra Leones recent war... and builds on [the authors] established reputation as an insightful and courageous journalist. William Reno Northwestern University/A Dirty War in West Africa recounts Lansana Gberies harrowing experiences as a journalist during the decadelong civil war in Sierra Leone. Since 1991 this West African nation has been brought to its knees by a series of coups violent conflicts and finally outright war. The war has ended today but it is clear that things are hardly settled. Focusing on the group spearheading the violence the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) Gberie exposes the corruption and appalling use of rape and mutilation as tactics to overthrow the former government. Gberie looks closely at the rise of the RUF and its ruthless leader Foday Sankoh as he seeks to understand the personalities and parties involved in the war. This sobering and powerful account reveals the domestic and international consequences of the Sierra Leone conflict./PrefaceBRAcknowledgmentsBR1. Introduction: The RUF PhenomenonBR2. Sierra Leone: From Independence to State RecessionBR3. The Making of the Revolutionary United FrontBR4. War and State CollapseBR5. Not Just a Coup: The AFRC Takeover of 1997BR6. Operation No Living Thing and Terror as WarfareBR7. From UNasty to Model PeacekeepingBR8. Diamonds and the RUFs WarBR9. Epilogue: The ReckoningBRIndex/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./

Data Publikacji: 2005-12-01
Wymiary: 216 mm 140 mm 137892 gr

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