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Esther Akello

Esther Akello is one of the novel's main characters and protagonists. As one of the abducted children from St. Mary's who Sister Giulia is unable to rescue, Esther shares her story from the point of view of a first-person narrator. When the narrative begins, 16-year-old Esther has already escaped from the rebels and is staying at Kiryandongo Rehabilitation Center, and although she tries to forget the past, she is uneasy and seeks peace within herself.

Although Esther laments that her mother died from cancer while she was with the rebels, she is not angry at Kony, insisting that he means nothing to her. She feels guilty for the things she witnessed and did while with the rebels, and she hates the fact that her life was not her own during captivity. Esther was forced to marry Greg Lotti, a rebel who was kinder than most and beat...

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