I Am Evelyn Amony

I Am Evelyn Amony

Reclaiming My Life From the Lord's Resistance Army

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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.

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Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780299304942
0299304949
9780299304980
9780299304935
Branch Call Number: 967.6 AMONY
Characteristics: lii, 181 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Baines, Erin K. 1969-- Editor

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