There is an evil man somewhere in Africa waging a brutal war for absolutely no reason. The biggest problem is that no one knows about him. But if “we” spread the word and pressure the U.S. for military assistance, then by the end of this year “we” can capture Kony and end this horror. Where do I even begin?
Sara Weschler has been involved with advocacy surrounding the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict since 2005 and started traveling to Uganda in 2007, ultimately moving there after college to work for a local peace-building NGO in the northern town of Gulu. Since 2012 she has worked as a global academic fellow at NYU Abu Dhabi, teaching academic writing to freshmen. She is also writing a book about a Ugandan friend who spent eight years in LRA captivity, initially as a child soldier but ultimately as a commander. The book is based on interviews they conducted during her two years in Gulu and explores the way the LRA conflict blurs the victim-perpetrator divide.
Weschler graduated from Brown University in 2010 and will begin an M.A. program in African studies this fall.