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Cheryl P. Anderson and Debra L. Martin

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781683400691

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683400691.001.0001

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Sowing the Dead

Sowing the Dead

Massacres and the Missing in Northern Uganda

(p.136) 9 Sowing the Dead

Tricia Redeker Hepner

Dawnie Wolfe Steadman

Julia R. Hanebrink

University Press of Florida

Chapter 9 discusses the social impacts of war in Uganda and, in particular, the interactions between the survivors and the victims of violence who are seeking proper burial. It shows how the bones of the Acholi massacre victims continue to assert their agency and hamper community healing. It also illustrates the persistent suffering experienced by those who survived the massacres and the dilemma they face in placating the unknown dead. The ability to solve this dilemma is complicated by a number of factors including the often-unknown identities of the deceased and the lack of resources required to perform the necessary burial rituals.

Keywords:   Social impacts of war, Uganda, Acholi massacre

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