A Dirty War in West Africa: The RUF and the Destruction of Sierra Leone
Provides important insider information on Sierra Leones recent war ... offers insights into the inner workings of a failing state and the insurgency ... fits well with Hursts reputation for publishing definitive accounts of out of the way places that are more important than armchair strategists would credit. ... It will appeal to those interested in more general aspects of contemporary warfare ... it also builds on Gberies established reputation as an insightful and courageous journalist. Though he soft-pedals his own positive role in Sierra Leones recent history, one should mention his contribution to the campaign against blood diamonds. Professor Will Reno, Northwestern University
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I read this book as a part of my research paper couple years back. It is a definite must read. The literature is direct and brutal; seething with muddles of corrupt governing coerce powers, making life a burden in itself.
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"A Dirty War in West Africa" charts in gripping detail - based on first-band experience - the decade long civil war that brought Sierra Leone to its knees from 1991-2001. The group spearheading the violence, the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), claimed to be freeing the country from corruption and the brutalities of its political class and their foreign allies, but their insurgency killed more than 75,000 people, displaced half the population and destroyed one third of the country's already feeble infrastructure. The RUF also became notorious for appalling acts of brutality, including rape and the widespread use of mutilation: those deemed supporters of the government or any of its agencies had their limbs hacked off. The RUF is today a spent force, politically, although some claim it has retained its arms in the hope of one day relaunching a military campaign. But where did it spring from? Was it a movement driven by criminal acquisitiveness that adopted the rhetoric of politics? Was it another example of Sierra Leone's tradition of subaltern uprisings by disaffected youths, often manipulated by wily political operators? Or was the RUF an inchoate uprising of the people.
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