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I found this fascinating link in the New York TimesVertigo (an imprint of DC Comics) has released a comic book series called Unknown Soldier.  Due for release as a collected edition on 26 August 2009, the series is set in Uganda and is about Dr Lwanga Moses, a Ugandan whose family fled the country when he was 7.  He returns as an adult in 2002 and along with his wife Sera, hopes to put his medical skills to use in helping his country overcome 15 years of civil war.

According to the New York Times article, the series is so authentic and factually based that it comes with a glossary and explains the background of the rebel group Lord’s Resistance Army and various players in the conflict.


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The first collected volume is available for pre-order on Amazon and will be released next week on 26 August 2009.

About Mandy Southgate

Mandy Southgate is an accountant living and working in London. She is passionate about world events such as genocide and apartheid and has a desire to understand how these events continue to occur in the modern world. With a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries, A Passion to Understand reflects her continuing research and reading on these topics.
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2 comments:

  1. Being a father on my own (23 months old boy), coming from Germany,now living in Greece, this story couldn't be more far than anything else in my life.
    But in the ongoing quest to provide peace and harmony where ever I go, it is surely of interest and will find its place at my bookshelve for sure.
    Please have a nice new week and thank you for sharing this!

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  2. I agree Robert - we are so far away from these things but I am glad to have expanded your world!

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