Download e-book for iPad: Alice Lakwena and the Holy Spirits: War in Northern Uganda, by Heike Behrend

By Heike Behrend

ISBN-10: 0821413112

ISBN-13: 9780821413111

In August 1986, Alice Auma, a tender Acholi girl in northern Uganda, proclaiming herself lower than the orders of a Christian spirit named Lakwena, raised a military known as the “Holy Spirit cellular Forces.” With it she waged a conflict opposed to perceived evil, not just an exterior enemy represented by way of the nationwide Resistance military of the govt, yet inner enemies within the type of “impure” squaddies, witches, and sorcerers. She got here very just about her aim of overthrowing the govt. yet used to be defeated and fled to Kenya.

This e-book offers a distinct view of Alice's move, in keeping with interviews with its individuals and together with their very own writings, analyzing their perceptions of the specter of exterior and inner evil. It concludes with an account of the successor hobbies into which Alice's forces fragmented and which nonetheless are lively within the civil wars of the Sudan and Uganda.

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