Since the 1970’s Liberia has been a country locked in a state of mass violence and turmoil, brought about by numerous factors and forces. This has led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, many of them civilians, and the displacement of hundreds of thousands more.
In this fascinating book on the history of that period in Liberia’s tumultuous yet thinly recorded past, you will find first-hand interviews with eye witnesses, terrifying tales of the atrocities committed and accounts of the pain of an entire nation.
Covering the key parts of various moments of national trauma, including two civil wars and of the peace-making efforts to end them, Impunity Under Attack gives the reader the definitive and detailed story of the events which have taken Liberia to its current position within West Africa and the wider world.
The second part of the book examines the challenges facing the Liberia Truth and Reconciliation Commission (LTRC), set up in the wake of the upheaval to promote peace and security, and national reconciliation.
Although these challenges may, at times, have seemed to be insurmountable, the commission has done an impressive job to improve not only the state of Liberia, but to act as an example to other countries which are facing similar tribulations.
Impunity Under Attack is not just a book about the history of one country. It is a book filled with hope for the future of us all.
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