About Nightmare Along the River Nile: A Story of Twentieth Century Slavery
Edgar is caught up in a nightmare he never imagined possible when his bus is stopped by the rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army, in northern Uganda. Along with other passengers, most of them students, Edgar is abducted and taken on a long journey to the rebel headquarters in the bush. Things turn even worse when, instead of being forced to become a soldier, he is sold into slavery. His life is changed forever. Edgar's friends learn of his fate and embark on a daring and difficult rescue attempt.
With the help of a fellow captive, Edgar attempts a daring and dangerous escape, knowing that his re-capture would end in a fate worse than death. But will he succeed? The dramatic finale awaits you as you follow Edgar while he is being chased down by warlords whose mission is to return him to the slave owners and collect a large reward.
The story gives the reader an insight into the pain and suffering that Edgar endures, and his unshakable faith and hope of eventually being free. Looking collectively at the people who are involved in Edgar's captivity and the ones who assist him, we are reminded that people are capable of good or evil, regardless of their color or creed. Through Edgar's story, the reader will come to understand the resilience that human beings can exhibit under extreme circumstances, the power of faith and the meaning of true friendship.
About the author, Suzanna E. Nelson
Suzanna E. Nelson is a consultant for the United Nations who has lived and worked in Africa, Europe, and North America. She is the author of two award-winning novels:
- Nightmare Along the River Nile: A Story of Twentieth Century Slavery
- The Helpers: An International Tale of Espionage and Corruption