In the Land of Magic Soldiers: A Story of White and Black in West Africa

By: Bergner, Daniel

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An "Los Angeles Times" Best Book 2003
In Sierra Leone, rampaging soldiers have made a custom of hacking off the hands of their victims, then letting them live as the ultimate emblem of terror. The country is so desperate that, forty years after independence, its people long to be recolonized.
In this book, the acclaimed author of novelist and journalist""follows a set of Western would-be saviors and a set of Sierra Leoneans, who take us into a land of beauty, horror, resilience and redemption. From mercenaries to missionaries, child soldiers to parent fugitives, Bergner tells this racially charged story with sensitivity and precision, creating an unforgettable work of literary reportage.

Title: In the Land of Magic Soldiers: A Story of White and Black in West Africa

Author/Composer: Bergner, Daniel

Categories: Opinion,Editorial,Commentary,

Publisher: Picador: 2004-10-01

ISBN Number: 031242292X

ISBN Number 13: 9780312422929

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 003939

Description: Unmarked text with tight binding and no spine crease. Cover has rubbing and edge remainder marking. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!