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Alice Lakwena & the Holy Spirits: War in Northern Uganda 1986-97 (Eastern Africa

By: Africa/Behrend, Heike

Price: $7.00

Publisher: OHIO UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780821413111

ISBN: 0821413112

Condition: USED


In August 1986, Alice Auma, a young Acholi woman in northern Uganda, proclaiming herself under the orders of a Christian spirit named Lakwena, raised an army called the "Holy Spirit Mobile Forces." With it she waged a war against perceived evil, not only an external enemy represented by the National Resistance Army of the government, but internal enemies in the form of "impure" soldiers, witches, and sorcerers. She came very close to her goal of overthrowing the government but was defeated and fled to Kenya.This book provides a unique view of Alice's movement, based on interviews with its m... View more info