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Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen: An Ordinary Family’s by Lisa J. Shannon

By Lisa J. Shannon

Book Details:

ISBN: 1610394453
EAN: 9781610394451
ASIN: 1610394453
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication Date: 2015-02-03
Number of Pages: 240
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

Synopsis from Amazon:

Driven by means of her family's devastating losses, Congolese expatriate Francisca Thelin embarks, with human rights activist Lisa J. Shannon, on a dangerous trip again to her liked fatherland, now less than the shadow of 1 of Africa's such a lot feared militias—Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance military. With gunmen camped on the fringe of city, Francisca is pressured to stand a paralyzing conflict among her existence in the USA and her family's quickly evaporating world—and the truth that their rush to her family's relief may possibly backfire.

Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen weaves Francisca's trip with tales of the family's harrowing encounters with gunmen and stories from their previous to create a bright, illuminating portrait of a spot and its humans. We pay attention of Mama Koko's adolescence as a gap-toothed good looks plotting to flee her inevitable destiny of spouse and motherhood; of Papa Alexander's empire of other halves, each one of whom he married simply because she cooked and wiped clean and made solid espresso; and of Francisca's idyllic adolescence, while she ran barefoot during the family's espresso plantation gorging herself on mangoes and fish that “were the scale of small children."

Offering compelling testimony to the power of the human spirit and the great thing about human connection within the darkest of occasions, Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen additionally explores what it capability and calls for to really make a distinction in an unjust and sometimes violent world.

GoodReads writer Information:

Author Name: Lisa J Shannon

Author Description: Lisa J. Shannon is a human rights activist, author, speaker, and writer of the acclaimed e-book one thousand Sisters. She is the founding father of Run for Congo girls, the 1st nationwide grassroots crusade within the US operating to elevate understanding of the forgotten humanitarian hindrance in Congo, and has spearheaded many different significant media and human rights campaigns for Congo and Somalia. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6896946

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