comic book guy would approve…

August 22, 2009

Last week, the New York Times website had a small article about a comic book writer that is basing a new series on the current war in Uganda. It’s called Unknown Soldier, by Joshua Dysart.

What I found so compelling about this topic is that fact that Africa has been in various states of war for as long as I can remember; as of today, children are forced into lives as “soldiers”, and the Congo is the rape capital of the world…¬†yet our mainstream media never seems to cover it.

It also resonated with me since my father was in Uganda during the Idi Amin regime, and came a hair’s breath away from being shot in cold blood by soldiers at an impromptu checkpoint. Only some quick thinking kept him alive… he overheard that one of the soldiers had his name, Richard, and convinced the soldier that he would be haunted for the rest of his life.

This comic isn’t about super heroes, it’s about the harsh reality of life in a beautiful nation that seems to have lost it’s way. Check it out.

Filed under: Life — Kiru @ 11:51 am

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