AND STILL PEACE DID NOT COME A Memoir of Reconciliation

Kamara-Umunna, Agnes Fallah & Emily Holland

ISBN 10: 140132357X / ISBN 13: 9781401323578
Editorial: Hyperion, 2011
Condición: Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Inscribed and signed by one author on half title-page: "Best Wishes Agnes Fallah Kamara-Umunna AUmunna 10/16/2013". Looks like the book was dropped oneo a wet floor, bottom of spine is bumped with some stains last endpaper and pastedown at the bottom, some cockling to the last few pages in the same location, bottom at the spine. Some wrinkling and edgewear to the DJ, with a horizontal scratch to the front. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages; Signed by One Author. N° de ref. de la librería 58293

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Título: AND STILL PEACE DID NOT COME A Memoir of ...

Editorial: Hyperion

Año de publicación: 2011

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good+

Edición: First Edition.

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When bullets hit Agnes Kamara-Umunna's home in Monrovia, Liberia, she and her father hastily piled whatever they could carry into their car and drove toward the border, along with thousands of others. An army of children was approaching, under the leadership of Charles Taylor. It seemed like the end of the world.

Slowly, they made their way to the safety of Sierra Leone. They were the lucky ones.

After years of exile, with the fighting seemingly over, Agnes returned to Liberia--a country now devastated by years of civil war. Families have been torn apart, villages destroyed, and it seems as though no one has been spared. Reeling, and unsure of what to do in this place so different from the home of her memories, Agnes accepted a job at the local UN-run radio station. Their mission is peace and their method is reconciliation through understanding and communication. Soon, she came up with a daring plan: Find the former child soldiers, and record their stories. And so Agnes, then a 43-year-old single mother of four, headed out to the ghettos of Monrovia and befriended them, drinking Club Beer and smoking Dunhill cigarettes with them, earning their trust. One by one, they spoke on her program, Straight from the Heart, and slowly, it seemed like reconciliation and forgiveness might be possible.

From Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa's first female president, to Butt Naked, a warlord whose horrific story is as unforgettable as his nickname--everyone has a story to tell. Victims and perpetrators. Boys and girls, mothers and fathers. Agnes comforts rape survivors, elicits testimonials from warlords, and is targeted with death threats--all live on the air.

Set in a place where monkeys, not raccoons, are the scourge of homeowners; the trees have roots like elephant legs; and peacebuilding is happening from the ground-up. Harrowing, bleak, hopeful, humorous, and deeply moving--And Still Peace Did Not Come is not only Agnes's memoir: It is also her testimony to a nation's descent into the horrors of civil war, and its subsequent rise out of the ashes.

About the Author:

Agnes Kamara-Umunna was born in Liberia where she hosted the radio program Straight From the Heart and is a statement taker for the Liberia Truth & Reconciliation Commission. She lives in New York with her three children.

Emily Holland is an in-house producer and reporter for the International Rescue Committee (IRC), has contributed to JANE Magazine, The Princeton Alumni Weekly, and writes a "Dispatches from a Humanitarian Journalist" column for Dave Eggers's online publication McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

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