New PDF release: Alice Lakwena and the Holy Spirits: War in Northern Uganda,

By Heike Behrend

ISBN-10: 0821413112

ISBN-13: 9780821413111

In August 1986, Alice Auma, a tender Acholi lady 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 battle 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 kind of “impure” infantrymen, witches, and sorcerers. She got here very on the subject of her objective of overthrowing the govt yet used to be defeated and fled to Kenya.

This booklet offers a distinct view of Alice's flow, according to interviews with its participants and together with their very own writings, interpreting their perceptions of the specter of exterior and inner evil. It concludes with an account of the successor routine into which Alice's forces fragmented and which nonetheless are lively within the civil wars of the Sudan and Uganda.

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