Next Time They’ll Come to Count the Dead: War and Survival in South Sudan

Next Time They’ll Come to Count the Dead: War and Survival in South Sudan

Next Time They ll Come to Count the Dead War and Survival in South Sudan A dramatic true story of men and women trapped in the grip of war Next Time They ll Come to Count the Dead is modern crisis reporting at its best For six weeks in the Spring of award winning j

  • Title: Next Time They’ll Come to Count the Dead: War and Survival in South Sudan
  • Author: Nick Turse
  • ISBN: 9781608466481
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Paperback
  • A dramatic, true story of men and women trapped in the grip of war, Next Time They ll Come to Count the Dead is modern crisis reporting at its best.For six weeks in the Spring of 2015, award winning journalist Nick Turse traveled on foot as well as by car, SUV, and helicopter around war torn South Sudan talking to military officers and child soldiers, United Nations officiA dramatic, true story of men and women trapped in the grip of war, Next Time They ll Come to Count the Dead is modern crisis reporting at its best.For six weeks in the Spring of 2015, award winning journalist Nick Turse traveled on foot as well as by car, SUV, and helicopter around war torn South Sudan talking to military officers and child soldiers, United Nations officials and humanitarian workers, civil servants, civil society activists, and internally displaced persons people whose lives had been blown apart by a ceaseless conflict there In fast paced and dramatic fashion, Turse reveals the harsh reality of modern warfare in the developing world and the ways people manage to survive the unimaginable.Next Time They ll Come to Count the Dead isn t about combat, it s about the human condition, about ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances, about death, life, and the crimes of war in the newest nation on earth.

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    Incredibly important reporting from South Sudan. This is a carefully written, awful read; the conflict continues, and this brings it to horrible life.

    Nick Turse’s incredibly vivid and bracing recounting of the dire situation in South Sudan was difficult to read not because of prose, but because of the constant inhumanity. He expertly highlights the fragility of a new nation midwifed and largely ignored by the United States. This is a nation carrying the ghosts of decades of civil war and ethnic-based killing.From the countless individual stories of suffering to the grandiose political and social obstacles the country faces, Turse carefully [...]

    What a depressing book. But, you still need to read this! It's written completely with a focus on the people involved and affected by the conflict and atrocities. I only felt that it lacked in a bit of scene-setting and context. I wanted to know more about the history and reasons for what happened, instead of just the account of consequences and death toll. I suppose that the aim of this work was to keep the frame on the people and not the politics, which translated very well through the pages. [...]

    Five million Sudanese died in a Victorian Era holocaust. Then came two Civil Wars which combined took two and a half million lives. South Sudan, smaller than the size of Texas, votes for independence in 2011. South Sudan is now a country lacking infrastructure, filled with poor people skilled in guerrilla warfare sitting on a lot of oil. One humanitarian worker dies every month in the South Sudan. And it is presently ruled by the Dinkas who are dominating the Nuer in a trajectory that a UN sourc [...]

    Very well written and easy read. This is a compassionate and vividly told piece about the terrible suffering in South Sudan's latest civil war. I would read it again and would like to see more from the author.

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