Me against My Brother: At War in Somalia, Sudan, and Rwanda: A Journalist Reports from the Battlefields of Africa

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NOTES

INTRODUCTION

Lead quote: Barbara Ehrenreich, Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War (New York: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 1997), p. 20.

1.
Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea (London: Granada, 1981 [First published London: Jonathan Cape, 1952]), p. 89.
2.
President Ntibantunganya, quoted in Alec Russell, “Drums Answer Burundi President's Plea for Peace; Burundi Is Terrified It Will Be Infected by Rwanda's Slaughter, ” The Daily Telegraph (London), 15 August 1994, p. 1.
3.
William Faulkner, “Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, ” Stockholm, Sweden, 10 December 1950.
4.
Alain Destexhe, “De Solférino à Sarajevo, ” Projet, spring 1994, as quoted in François Jean, ed., Populations in Danger 1995: A Médecins Sans Frontières Report (London: Médecins Sans Frontières-UK, 1995), p. 87.
5.
Jean, ed., Populations in Danger 1995, p. 87.
6.
Matthew Connelly and Paul Kennedy, “Must It Be the Rest Against the West?” The Atlantic Monthly, December 1994, p. 84.
7.
Leon Uris, Mila 18 (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1961), p. 141.
8.
Gerald Hanley, Warriors: Life and Death Among the Somalis (London: Eland, 1993 [First published as Warriors and Strangers, London: Hamish Hamilton, 1971]), p. 73.
9.
William Wordsworth, “We are Seven” (1798), Selected Poems (London: Penguin, 1996), p. 5.

CHAPTER 1:

LAWS OF WAR

Lead quote: Hanley, Warriors, p. 19.

1.
For a good discussion of the historical roots of Somalia's warrior clans by the most renowned expert in the field, see any of the several books by Professor Ioan M. Lewis of the London School of Economics. These two quotes are from Lewis, A Pastoral Democracy: A Study of Pastoralism and Politics Among the Northern Somali of the Horn of Africa (published for the International African Institute, London: Oxford University Press, 1961), pp. 15-16.
2.
Lewis, A Pastoral Democracy, p. 128, and other writings.
3.
Ioan M. Lewis, “In the Land of the Mad Mullah, ” The Sunday Times (London), 30 August 1992, pp. 8-9.
4.
John Drysdale, Whatever Happened to Somalia? (London: Haan Associates, 1994), p. 70.
5.
Ioan M. Lewis, preface to Somalia Delegation, Spared from the Spear: Traditional Somali Behaviour in Warfare (Nairobi: International Committee of the Red Cross, 1997), p. 1.

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Table of contents

  • Somalia 1a
  • Sudan 1g
  • Rwanda 1k
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction xi
  • Maps xxiii
  • Part I - Somalia 1
  • One - Laws of War 3
  • Two - "City of the Insane" 19
  • Three - A Land Forgotten by God 37
  • Four - “club Skinny-Dancers Wanted” 51
  • Five - “camp of the Murderers” 71
  • Six - The Fugitive 93
  • Seven - Bloody Monday 117
  • Eight - Mission Impossible 137
  • Nine - Back to Zero 157
  • Part II - Sudan 171
  • Ten - Divided by God 173
  • Eleven - War of the Cross 197
  • Twelve - The False Messiah 217
  • Thirteen - Darwin Deceived 229
  • Part III - Rwanda 245
  • Fourteen - A Holocaust 247
  • Fifteen - “dreadful Note of Preparation” 267
  • Sixteen - Genocide Denied 289
  • Seventeen - In Perpetuum 303
  • Epilogue 323
  • Notes 329
  • Index 351
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