The book analyses the two decades of the brutal civil war of northern Uganda. The author modified Lederach´s peacebuilding framework to include peacemaking to bring out the argument that women and men make significant contributions to the peace processes and point out women´s position as top leadership actors. The book uncovers the under-emphasised role of women in peacemaking and building. From grassroots to national level, women were found to have organised themselves and assumed roles as advocates, negotiators and mobilisers. The actions by women became evident at the stalemated Juba peace talks when women presented the Peace Torch to the peace negotiating teams who on the occasion shook hands for the first time and peace was ushered in. Their initiatives and non-violent actions offer lessons to resolve civil conflicts in Africa. The book recommends that women should undergo relevant training in times of peace as this would make them more effective in times of need.
Winner of the 2015 Shelf Unbound Indie Notable Award Thanks to a drunken accident in Western Uganda, Martin and Andrew think they´ve found the next culinary craze to hit Manhattan´s trendy restaurant scene. They´re about to find out they´ve stumbled onto a centuries-old secret that, once unleashed, may be impossible to contain. Everyone wants something from the new discovery. Andrew wants a chance to make a decent living and escape his dead-end job. Self-absorbed, greed-driven Martin wants to profit from a cutthroat industry that envisions a revolutionary product lurking in the find. Military organizations at home and abroad have their own more violent agendas. And, hidden in a West Ugandan valley, a tribe of guardians wonder if an ancient prophecy is reaching fulfillment or if the world discovered their secret too soon. In a story reminiscent of Crichton and Brown´s corporate and religious thrillers, John Butziger presents a potent mix of adventure, conspiracy, and the mystical. From the petty double-dealing of a culinary network channel to the high-stakes world of cyber espionage, Butziger weaves a complex adventure where few can be trusted-and all want to control the power of The Second Tree. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047625/bk_acx0_047625_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.