Where Witch Birds Fly Eugene Harkins

ISBN: 9780932863492

Published: December 1st 2006

Paperback

382 pages


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Where Witch Birds Fly  by  Eugene Harkins

Where Witch Birds Fly by Eugene Harkins
December 1st 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 382 pages | ISBN: 9780932863492 | 5.15 Mb

In the twilight of the Cold War, a strange and horrific civil war erupted in Sierra Leone that would ultimately lead to a UN War Crimes Tribunal for Crimes Against Humanity.Where Witch Birds Fly captures the toxic brew of forces at play in the smallMoreIn the twilight of the Cold War, a strange and horrific civil war erupted in Sierra Leone that would ultimately lead to a UN War Crimes Tribunal for Crimes Against Humanity.Where Witch Birds Fly captures the toxic brew of forces at play in the small West African country—Big Oil, Big Diamonds, competing outside powers, foreign mercenaries, and the local dominant Lebanese Christian trading community—all intriguing to pillage the African populations assets, degrading and destroying its chances for development to the point that a brutal insurrection breaks out.Here amid the tumult, an African-American international lawyer comes face to face with all that he is, and all that he has become.

Many years enjoyment of the accoutrements of professional success—sharp clothes, fast cars, and flashy white women—have left Richard White feeling troubled and alone. Long-term psychoanalysis has brought no peace. He is wrestling with an identity crisis brought on by rejection of his black, lower-class background, and estrangement from his family and community.White first arrives in Sierra Leone during the Cold War on a mission to collect a forty million dollar oil debt owed by the local Freetown refinery.

There, even as he is swept into the ex-patriate communitys bacchanal, his pursuit of an ancestral linkage to the country via the slave trade begins. He returns a second time, post-Cold War, representing Lebanese interests in the largely illicit diamond trade, only to be kidnapped and held for ransom by Foday Sankohs Revolutionary United Front.The anguish of Sierra Leone will change Richard Whites life.



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