Hush! Possibly the most controversial book of the year…. A tragicomic journal of a UN peacekeeper in Africa.
This is an account of my experience as a UN peacekeeper in the Congo.
It is a record of the lives of rebel fighters, local villagers, and UN peacekeepers living in isolation. Sometimes darkly funny and moving, it is a story to fly you into the heart of Africa.
Slightly shell-shocked by my previous mission in Iraq, I arrive in a country devastated by war and still riven by violence. A newbie to Africa, I timidly begin my trip into the vast jungle country, and eventually find myself placed into a team of negotiators with the rebels, feared as ex-genociders. Soon, I find myself establishing a fragile friendship with a young rebel captain, setting off on an unauthorized mission to rescue a defecting officer, as well as uncovering a dark secret which eventually forces me to fled the area.
*Everything written here, I have seen myself or heard directly from the persons involved.
*All the names of the persons appear in the book have been changed, for their privacy and safety.
*Cover image designed by Hoe Lim. (firstname.lastname@example.org for commissioning a cover image.)
*Manuscript is completed at 114,000 words.