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The Resource Alice Lakwena & the holy spirits : war in Northern Uganda, 1985-97, Heike Behrend ; translated by Mitch Cohen

Alice Lakwena & the holy spirits : war in Northern Uganda, 1985-97, Heike Behrend ; translated by Mitch Cohen

Label
Alice Lakwena & the holy spirits : war in Northern Uganda, 1985-97
Title
Alice Lakwena & the holy spirits
Title remainder
war in Northern Uganda, 1985-97
Statement of responsibility
Heike Behrend ; translated by Mitch Cohen
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
In August 1986, Alice Auma, a young Acholi woman in northern Uganda, proclaiming herself under the orders of a Christian spirit, raised an army called the 'Holy Spirit Mobile Forces' and with it waged a war, not only against the National Resistance Army of the government but also against internal enemies in the form of 'impure' soldiers, witches and sorcerers. She came close to her goal of overthrowing the government but was defeated and fled to Kenya.<br>This book gives an account of the movement from within, based on interviews with and writings of its members, and concludes with an account of the successor movements into which Alice's forces fragmented, including the 'Lord's Resistance Army', actively involved in the civil wars of the Sudan and Uganda.<br><br>North America: Ohio U Press; Uganda: Fountain Publishers
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Behrend, Heike,
Dewey number
299/.69761
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Eastern African studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Auma, Alice
  • Acholi (African people)
  • Religion and politics
  • Spiritualism
  • Uganda
Label
Alice Lakwena & the holy spirits : war in Northern Uganda, 1985-97, Heike Behrend ; translated by Mitch Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 28 Aug 2017)
Contents
  • 22
  • 4.
  • The War of the Holy Spirit Mobile Forces
  • 36
  • 5.
  • The Holy Spirit Movement as a Regional Cult
  • 67
  • 6.
  • The March on Kampala
  • 78
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • The History of Religions in Acholi
  • 100
  • 8.
  • Alice & the Spirits
  • 129
  • 9.
  • The Texts of the Holy Spirit Movement
  • 148
  • 10.
  • The Troubles of an Anthropologist
  • The War in Acholi, 1987 96
  • 172
  • 1
  • 2.
  • The History & Ethnogenesis of the Acholi
  • 14
  • 3.
  • The Crisis
Control code
CR9781782049845
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 210 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782049845
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781782049845
Label
Alice Lakwena & the holy spirits : war in Northern Uganda, 1985-97, Heike Behrend ; translated by Mitch Cohen
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 28 Aug 2017)
Contents
  • 22
  • 4.
  • The War of the Holy Spirit Mobile Forces
  • 36
  • 5.
  • The Holy Spirit Movement as a Regional Cult
  • 67
  • 6.
  • The March on Kampala
  • 78
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • The History of Religions in Acholi
  • 100
  • 8.
  • Alice & the Spirits
  • 129
  • 9.
  • The Texts of the Holy Spirit Movement
  • 148
  • 10.
  • The Troubles of an Anthropologist
  • The War in Acholi, 1987 96
  • 172
  • 1
  • 2.
  • The History & Ethnogenesis of the Acholi
  • 14
  • 3.
  • The Crisis
Control code
CR9781782049845
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 210 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782049845
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781782049845

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