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Nightmare Along the River Nile by S.E. Nelson
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Mar 20, 2012

it was amazing

Edgar is on his way home to his mother when his bus is ambushed by the LRA. He and almost all the passengers are abducted. When his friends learn about Edgar's abduction, they try everything possible to rescue their friend. This story tells us about Edgar's ordeal and the lengths his friends go to to try and save him. In sharing Edgar's bitter experience, the author not only exposes what the LRA put people through but brings up a rather cruel practice that still exists in some primitive societies; slavery. After his abduction, Edgar is sold off by LRA and this is when his real nightmare begins.

The story gives an insight to the reader about the unbearable circumstances Edgar has to endure as a slave in the Sudan, his unshakable faith (thanks to Jimmy) that one day he would be free again. It is evident in this story that good and evil people do exist, regardless of color or race or religion. Even though the characters are fictitious, the story is based on real life experiences most people in Northern Uganda have gone through. Those lucky to escape are traumatized for life, but many more are still held captive and enduring untold suffering.
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S.E. Nelson Thank you so much.

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