BOOK REVIEW: Only the Dead

ONLY the dead have seen the end of war," wrote Plato, nearly two-and-a-half thousand years ago. The ancient’s prescient words ring as true today as they did back then. Hamilton Wende has borrowed from it for the title of his seventh, and latest book.

It’s set in the jungle between the eastern Congo and northern Uganda and has several themes including child soldiers, lion mythology, US drones, atom bombs and al-Qaeda. Read the full review