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Johnny Mad Dog

A Novel

by Emmanuel Dongala

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  • 27 Currently reading

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7423138M
ISBN 100374179956
ISBN 109780374179953
OCLC/WorldCa57243405

Although the gunmen were two young volunteers in their early twenties, the planning had been done by the old dream team of the early s. So I may have a bit of a vendetta against endings. It had cost three murders and seven attempted murders, but the feud with the LVF was over. Adair had believed his power base to be indestructible, but this time he had gone too far.

All soldiers are child soldiers: that is the bitterly cynical nightmare that Sauvaire's film insists upon to the very end. Early life[ edit ] Adair was born into an Ulster Protestant loyalist family and raised in Belfast. Not only does he show the terror; he shows the absurdity, the banality, even the cruel humor. His wife explained he had already cut his losses and left.

This story is depressingly familiar -- we've seen Liberia's marauding child soldiers; Sudan's atrocities against black African villagers in Darfur; or Rwanda's tribal massacres, twice reimagined in recent films, "Hotel Rwanda" and HBO's "Sometimes in April. As far as the UDA was concerned, it was a declaration of war. They have caused enough suffering. The clergyman was hopeful that both sides were moving towards a truce. Through the span of 31 chapters, the story of how the Dogo-Mayi tribe tries to eliminate the Mayi-Dogo and the Chechen tribes are told.


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Johnny Mad Dog book

When the child-soldier unit snaps into action in one scene, with ferocious discipline and cohesion, I realised that the movie it looked like was Saving Private Ryan. He was talking to his year-old son, Stuart, who was also in the car, when it was suddenly rammed by another vehicle. I didn't want to be done with the characters and my involvement in their lives yet.

The reader gains access to his thought processes, and even though in some level, they are logical, the logic is so bizarre and uneducated. Dongala is a former dean and professor of chemistry at Brazzaville's university. There was only one item on the agenda: the dismissal of Johnny Adair as brigadier in west Belfast.

Outside the prison he was greeted by up to of his supporters. AfterSmith became C Coy's leading gunman.

The militiamen have this crude test based on language, but everyone fails, since nobody knows their ancestral language anymore. They then contacted Ian Truesdale and John White, only to discover that they too had bolted. By contrasting the lives of the two teenagers, the author paints a stunning picture of depravity versus courage.

They have caused enough suffering. Although the gunmen were two young volunteers in their early twenties, the planning had been done by the old dream team of the early s.

Robinson told The Mirror journalist that she and Adair had sexual encounters during her visits to him in prison and that he received visits from prostitutes as well.

They even claimed that they had formed three new units - one in north County Down, one in mid-Ulster and another in Scotland. A close friend of Adair, Green believed he was playing a clever game, pretending to set him up while in reality keeping him briefed about the UDA's plans to kill him. Shortly after midnight, more than men piled out of the Heather Street bar and drove straight to Boundary Way, where they started smashing windows and kicking in doors.

Dongala captured the teenage mind set amazingly and converted that mindset to those in a brutal civil war. The rest are getting old. At the same time, Johnny Mad Dog and his cohort, the Death Dealers and the Roaring Tigers, go on a joy ride of killing, raping and looting in the name of their tribe, the Dogo-Mayis, who are not to be confused with their rival tribe, the Mayi-Dogos.

The carnage is everywhere, death stalking the streets with each fetish-wearing youth with a rifle in his hands. Gregg was the most senior UDA figure to be murdered since John McMichael inbut this time the killers were not republicans but loyalists from his own organisation.

The defection of Winkie Dodds - a living legend in the eyes of many loyalists - should have been a wake-up call for Adair. Although they had been reluctant to put their heads above the parapet, the murder of a brigadier put this in an entirely different perspective.

Does he go back to the Shankill and try one last throw of the dice?

Johnny Mad Dog

As far as the UDA was concerned, it was a declaration of war. But the clearest sign that Adair was losing the plot came when he fell out with his old friend and ally, Winkie Dodds. It was a revenge attack by C Coy, but with an extra twist: the device was said to have been made by the same LVF bombmaker responsible for the booby trap that killed Catholic solicitor Rosemary Nelson in Laokole is the voice of humanity, while Johnny Mad Dog is corrupted by power, depraved by senseless murders, excusing his own brutality: "I know, I know, my kind heart is going to get me in serious trouble.

At As the evening progressed, the trickle turned into a deluge. But jolt him where? Jackie McDonald says it was probably the most important, though shortest, inner council meeting in the organisation's history.

Add to that the fact that Emmanuel Dongala is Congolese. He now teaches at Simon's Rock College in western Massachusetts.In this graphic portrayal of innocents caught in the crossfire of rebel factions in civil war-torn West Africa, hordes of terrified people leave their homes on foot, relentlessly pursued by the rebels - in this case a group called Mata Mata, their cause narrated by sixteen-year old Johnny Mad Dog.

Full Book Notes and Study Guides. Sites like SparkNotes with a Johnny Mad Dog study guide or cliff notes. Also includes sites with a short overview, synopsis, book report, or summary of Emmanuel Boundzeki Dongala’s Johnny Mad Dog.

Johnny Adair

Johnny Mad Dog is a French/Liberian war film directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire and based on the novel Johnny Chien Méchant () by the Congolese author Emmanuel Dongala. It tells the story of a group of child soldiers fighting for the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy.

Nov 26,  · Johnny Mad Dog, maybe 15, leads a band of boy soldiers in a civil war in an unnamed African country. "Don't want to die?

Don't be born" is one of their shouted mottoes. We follow Mad Dog and his crew - No Good Advice, Butterfly, Chicken Hair, and others - as they kill, pillage rape, interrogate, and terrorize on their march to the capital/10(K). Johnny, known as Mad Dog, is one of these children. The fictitious character of Congolese writer Emmanuel Dongala, the eponymous Johnny Mad Dog, is a sixteen-year-old rebel soldier in an unnamed West African nation.

Laokolé, also sixteen, flees from Johnny and other rogue militia on the day she is to write her baccalaureate exams. Get this from a library! Johnny mad dog. [Emmanuel Boundzéki Dongala; Maria Louise Ascher] -- Set amid the chaos of West Africa's civil wars, Emmanuel Dongala's striking new novel tells the story of two teenagers growing up while rival ethnic groups fight for control of their country.

At age.