Next Time They'll Come to Count the Dead: War and Survival in South Sudan


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Haymarket Books
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5.3 X 0.6 X 7.8 inches | 0.5 pounds
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About the Author

Nick Turse is the managing editor of and a fellow at the Nation Institute. An award-winning investigative journalist and the author of the widely hailed, bestselling book Kill Anything That Moves, he has reported from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa and his pieces have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Intercept, and regularly at TomDispatch.


"'Horror shows are plentiful in a country at war, ' Nick Turse writes in this painful, chilling account of the rapid descent of South Sudan from the birth of a new country, resurrected from the ashes of bitter conflict, to utter despair and possible genocide. 'But some are grimmer than others, ' he adds, finding them wherever he turns in this vivid, gripping account of inhuman cruelty, laced with rays of hope and courage and dignity amidst the horrors."
--Noam Chomsky

"Nick Turse, alone among war reporters, is the wandering scribe of war crimes. Reading Turse will turn your view of war upside down. In South Sudan, troops run amok, desperate civilians shelter in squalid U.N. camps, international officials fail to record evidence of atrocities, while military and political bigwigs battle for power at the cost of their country. No glory here in Turse's pages, but the clear voices of people caught up in this fruitless cruelty, speaking for themselves."
--Ann Jones, author of They Were Soldiers

"The average journalist follows the herd of others. A bold one like Nick Turse goes to where the herd isn't. His searing reporting in this book brings alive the suffering of a country that the United States, midwife to its birth, has largely forgotten."
--Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold's Ghost

"Turse gives a sobering account of the horrific crimes against ordinary people that define South Sudan's conflict. He shows how efforts to count the dead, investigate the crimes, and bring perpetrators to justice have so far failed. His compelling account reminds us why accountability is both urgent and necessary."
--Kenneth Roth, executive director, Human Rights Watch

Praise for Tomorrow's Battlefield

"Gripping and meticulous, Nick Turse's reporting on Africa sheds much-needed light on shadowy missions the U.S. military would rather keep secret. His investigations of U.S. military missions in Africa in Tomorrow's Battlefield reveal a secret war with grave implications for Africans and Americans, alike."
--Glenn Greenwald

"In the first book length account of AFRICOM's operations, Nick Turse chronicles how in a very short time, Africa went from the margins of US foreign policy--to be not just the warzone of tomorrow, but of today."
--Sean Jacobs, international affairs faculty at The New School and founder of Africa is a Country

"A dogged and intrepid journalist who won't take 'no comment' for an answer, Nick Turse has done a fantastic job of exposing the U.S. military's expansion into Africa and the proliferation of its secret missions on the continent."
--Craig Whitlock, Pentagon correspondent, Washington Post