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Your Weekend Read: Executive Outcomes
Founded in South Africa in 1989 originally as a covert training force for special forces, Executive Outcomes ended up involved in several African conflicts before being officially dissolved in 1998. But today’s Your Weekend Read isn’t about the history of this private military company, but a graphic novel based on ground action that took place in Sierra Leone between 1995 and 1996.
“Based on a True Story”
In Hollywood that can mean a whole lot of different things. In this instance, the story itself is largely formed from the experiences of Cobus Claassens, who had boots on the ground for the entire conflict and then some. This particular graphic novel is perfect for a weekend read; too long to be called a comic book and too short to be considered an epic like Habibi. Unless you move your lips while you read and use a finger for concentration, this should take you a couple short (but enjoyable) hours. And thankfully there’s a glossary for all of the South African slang used.
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