Army of God by David Axe
Joseph Kony's War in Central Africa

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Joseph Kony is the most dangerous guerilla leader in modern African history.

It started with a visit from spirits. In 1991, Kony claimed that spiritual beings had come to him with instructions: he was to lead his group of rebels, the Lord’s Resistance Army, in a series of brutal raids against ordinary Ugandan civilians. Decades later, Kony has sown chaos throughout Central Africa, kidnapping and terrorizing countless innocents—especially children. Yet despite an enormous global outcry, the Kony 2012 movement, and an international military intervention, the carnage has continued. Drawn from on-the-ground reporting by war correspondent David Axe and starkly illustrated by Tim Hamilton, Army of God is the first-ever graphic account of the global phenomenon surrounding Kony—from the devastation he has left behind to the long campaign to defeat him for good. 

About David Axe

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David Axe is a freelance reporter based in Columbia, South Carolina. Since 2005 he has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Somalia, Chad, Congo, and other conflict zones for Wired, the BBC, Salon, Esquire, C-SPAN, Voice of America, and many others. David is the author of several graphic novels, including War Fix, War is Boring, and most recently, The Accidental Candidate: The Rise and Fall of Alvin Greene.Tim Hamilton is a Brooklyn artist who has produced illustrations for the New York Times, Cicada Magazine, DC comics, Marvel comics, Mad magazine, Nickelodeon magazine, and Lifetime. He adapted Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 into a graphic novel, which was nominated for an Eisner award.
Published March 12, 2013 by PublicAffairs. 128 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Comics & Graphic Novels, War, Young Adult. Fiction

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A graphic narrative illuminates the atrocities of Joseph Kony in Central Africa, yet the horror and the complexities of the story are a challenge for such a short work.

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It is not easy to contemplate horrors like those perpetuated by guerilla army leader Joseph Kony against the people of Central Africa—and it’s equally difficult to get a good picture of the political

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