Daniel Bergner Soldiers of Light

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In 1991, civil war broke out in Sierra Leone; in 1999 peace was declared and the British soldiers who had entered the country acclaimed as heroes. The war had lead to thousands of mutilations, and yet the reasons behind it and the fates of those involved remained hidden in a land of startling beauty and brutality. Here, the stories are told: the mercenary helicopter pilot; the child soldier and sometime cannibal; an amputee; the medical student who believes in magic; the Western outsiders hoping to rebuild the country, from American missionaries to British troops.

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Daniel Bergner is an acclaimed journalist. Based in Manhattan, he has travelled throughout Africa, from Liberia to Sudan, and is a contributor to Harper's, the New York Times Magazine, and the New Yorker. Soldiers of Light won an Overseas Press Club Award for international reporting and was named a Best Book of the Year by the Los Angeles Times. It has recently been longlisted for the Lettres Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage.

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