Army of God: Joseph Kony's War in Central Africa (Paperback)

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Joseph Kony is the most dangerous guerilla leader in modern African history.

It started with a visit from spirits. In 1991, Kony claimed that spiritual beings had come to him with instructions: he was to lead his group of rebels, the Lord's Resistance Army, in a series of brutal raids against ordinary Ugandan civilians. Decades later, Kony has sown chaos throughout Central Africa, kidnapping and terrorizing countless innocents -- especially children. Yet despite an enormous global outcry, the Kony 2012 movement, and an international military intervention, the carnage has continued. Drawn from on-the-ground reporting by war correspondent David Axe and starkly illustrated by Tim Hamilton, Army of God is the first-ever graphic account of the global phenomenon surrounding Kony -- from the devastation he has left behind to the long campaign to defeat him for good.

About the Author

David Axe is a freelance reporter based in Columbia, South Carolina. Since 2005 he has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Somalia, Chad, Congo, and other conflict zones for Wired, the BBC, Salon, Esquire, C-SPAN, Voice of America, and many others. David is the author of several graphic novels, including War Fix, War is Boring, and most recently, The Accidental Candidate: The Rise and Fall of Alvin Greene.

Tim Hamilton is a Brooklyn artist who has produced illustrations for the New York Times, Cicada Magazine, DC comics, Marvel comics, Mad magazine, Nickelodeon magazine, and Lifetime. He adapted Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 into a graphic novel, which was nominated for an Eisner award.

Praise For…

Kirkus Reviews“The artistic rendering of rape and slaughter is as powerful as it is horrific, and the narrative hits hardest on an individual, human level in the chapter about a young girl, kidnapped by the LRA and forced into “marriage,” and the ongoing trauma after she was rescued at age 13.”


“Axe…sketches Kony and his band, and describes the recently more organized—thanks to U.S. technical aid pushed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—hunt for Kony, as well as the somewhat unstable state of that effort in 2012. Hamilton’s assured and detailed black-and white-brushwork art impressively maintains a serious, even dark atmosphere throughout.”
Pop Matters
”Axe’s telling, in the introductory essay as well as in the comics portion, is uncompromising, and Army of God calls for a commitment on behalf of the reader… Army of God‘s silhouettes and shadowing… keep the blunt nightmare in focus while offering Hamilton an opportunity to exercise tactful restraint in the account’s more disturbing depictions.”

Metro (UK)

Product Details
ISBN: 9781610392990
ISBN-10: 161039299X
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication Date: March 12th, 2013
Pages: 128
Language: English