The Resource Drink the Bitter Root: : a Search for Justice and Healing in Africa, (ebook)

Drink the Bitter Root: : a Search for Justice and Healing in Africa, (ebook)

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Drink the Bitter Root: : a Search for Justice and Healing in Africa
Title
Drink the Bitter Root:
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a Search for Justice and Healing in Africa
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eng
Summary
Drink the Bitter Root is an international story about the ethical and environmental footprint world nations are leaving in Africa in their determined efforts to destabilize and loot the continent. In the spirit of Robert Kaplan and Samantha Power, Gary Geddes sets out in search of justice, healing and reconciliation. He begins his journey at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, then travels to Rwanda, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and Somaliland, crossing Lake Victoria and the Great Rift Valley, where human life began. Geddes's quest takes the form of an intimate personal travelogue. Although he confronts the dark realities of abduction, rape, mutilation and murder, drawing on painful encounters, interviews and adventures that occur along the way, Geddes also brings back amazing stories of survival and unexpected moments of grace. His poet's eye and self-deprecating humor draw us ever more deeply into the lives of some amazing Africans, while never forgetting the complicity we all feel in the face of tragic events unfolding there. In the words of author and Africanist Ian Smillie, Drink the Bitter Root is not only poignant, literate and funny, but also "a deeply textured journey without maps into the unexplored rifts of sub-Saharan Africa, the human experience, and the psyche. It's also the masterful handling of a full palette. "
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Midwest
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1940-
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Geddes, Gary.
Dewey number
  • 967.03/3
  • 967.033
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Geddes, Gary
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Redemption
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
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adult
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Drink the Bitter Root: : a Search for Justice and Healing in Africa, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781619020313
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11826758
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remote
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11826758
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MWT11826758
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Drink the Bitter Root: : a Search for Justice and Healing in Africa, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781619020313
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11826758
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11826758
System control number
MWT11826758
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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