Bergner, Daniel Soldiers of Light

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Soldiers of Light

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In this moving and unforgettable narrative journalist Daniel Bergner travels into the heart of Sierra Leone, a country torn apart by war. This is the story of the people he encounters in a realm of fire and jungle as they rebuild their lives: Lamin, who lost his hands to save his daughter; Komba, child soldier and sometime cannibal; Neall Ellis, the mercenary pilot with a conscience; Valentine Strasser the embittered ex-dictator; and the Western outsiders trying to save a land of startling beauty and brutality.

Shocking, often heartbreaking yet ultimately hopeful, Soldiers of Light is a story of survival and a haunting work of literary reportage.

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A quietly intense and acutely distressing account ... Bergner [is] a gifted reportet. -- David Caute, Spectator

A rare book indeed ... a journey in which both author and reader are irrevocably changed. -- Sunday Times

Bergner introduces missionaries, mercenaries, mechanics, medics and regular military, whose innocent optimism ... is heartbreakingly moving. -- The Times

Blessed with the rare gifts of tremendously tidy prose alongside an exquisite turn of phrase ... a genuinely emotional journey. -- Observer

Daniel Bergner is a brave man and he has written an extraordinarily good book. -- Rian Malan

In the finest Orwellian tradition, Soldiers of Light will discomfit readers across the political spectrum. -- Boyd Tonkin, Independent

Riveting, elegiac… genius. -- The Guardian

[An] enthralling, often moving account. -- Sunday Times

About the Author:

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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