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The Sugarcane Man is metaphorically based on Joseph Kony, the Ugandan Warlord. It is based in Uganda and centres on the main character Akello, a 10 year old village boy. This story addresses themes of exploitation of the innocent; the strong preying on the vulnerable, predatory evil and temptation. Joseph Kony, who uses innocent children as soldiers in war, makes use of their vulnerability, tempting and forcing them in whatever means necessary. What made me take action and write about it was when I heard in April 2017 that both the Ugandan and United States military forces were ending their hunt for Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. They had captured majority of his men but not him.