My Friend The Mercenary: A Memoir

My Friend The Mercenary: A Memoir

James Brabazon


James Brabazon, a battle reporter and filmmaker, used to be already a veteran of many clash zones via his early thirties. So whilst he was once provided an unique chance to document from Liberia, stuck up in a vicious civil struggle, it proved too tempting to show down. He had to take a bodyguard, anyone with robust wisdom of the quarter and, extra importantly, a person with a gun slung over his shoulder. James employed Nick du Toit, a former South African soldier and mercenary commander, to steer him into the bloody global of Liberia’s rebels. in the course of their time jointly, James and Nick slowly shaped an not going friendship, cast in the course of hot days less than unrelenting gunfire. Narrowly surviving the harrowing event, James back to the quieter, saner confines of his existence in London. yet just a couple of months later he discovered himself again with Nick in a fly-blown bar in West Africa plotting one other, even more risky journey—this time to the center of Equatorial Guinea. Nick’s venture: to overthrow the govt of this tiny country fabulously wealthy in oil.

My buddy the Mercenary is an exploration of the mercenary delusion and a bankruptcy within the tale of contemporary Africa. it's a brutally sincere and undeniably human account of a trip into the center of what it takes to be a pal, a survivor and a journalist within the morally corrosive crucible of war.

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