My Friend The Mercenary: A Memoir

My Friend The Mercenary: A Memoir

James Brabazon


James Brabazon, a battle reporter and filmmaker, was once already a veteran of many clash zones by way of his early thirties. So while he was once provided an unique chance to document from Liberia, stuck up in a vicious civil warfare, it proved too tempting to show down. He had to take a bodyguard, an individual with robust wisdom of the quarter and, extra importantly, anyone 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 sizzling days below unrelenting gunfire. Narrowly surviving the harrowing event, James again to the quieter, saner confines of his existence in London. yet just a couple of months later he came across himself again with Nick in a fly-blown bar in West Africa plotting one other, even more harmful journey—this time to the guts of Equatorial Guinea. Nick’s project: to overthrow the govt. of this tiny state fabulously wealthy in oil.

My good friend the Mercenary is an exploration of the mercenary delusion and a bankruptcy within the tale of recent 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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