In the Land of Magic Soldiers

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Subtitle: A Story of White and Black in West Africa
Author: Daniel Bergner
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2003)
ISBN-10: 0374266530
ISBN-13: 9780374266530
Condition: Very Good. Small remainder marking on the bottom edge of the pages.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 213
Dimensions: 21.7 x 14.4 x 2.0 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg
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In the Land of Magic Soldiers tells the stories of a group of native Sierra Leoneans: a father who rescues his daughter from rape, loses his hands as punishment, and then begins to rebuild his life; a child soldier (and sometime cannibal) and the priest who tries to help him; and a highly Westernized medical student with an immunity to bullets and a cure for HIV.

Interwoven with their stories are those of the would-be saviors: a family of American missionaries who make their home in a tiny village as the war overruns them; a mercenary helicopter gunship pilot who thrives on the fighting he tries to end; and the army of Great Britain, committed to intensive intervention in a country that is so anarchic and desperate that, forty years after independence, its people long to be recolonized.

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