S. E. Nelson


Nelson is an award-winning author who writes African action-adventure stories. Topics include: friendship, espionage, imperialism, colonialism, corruption, war and human-trafficking. Nelson's first novel "Nightmare Along the River Nile" is set in Uganda and Sudan. It is about a student who was abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels and sold into slavery. The story was inspired by actual events that happened to many young people in Northern Uganda in the 1990s.

Nelson's second novel "The Helpers" is an action-packed international tale of espionage and corruption, which is set in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Europe and United States. Although the story is fictitious, much of its background was inspired by historical events that happened during colonial times. The sequel to "The Helpers" will be out in 2019.

Nelson has lived and worked in Africa, Europe and United States and is an advocate of human rights, peace, child education and anti-slavery. Nelson can be reached by email through the website.

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Nightmare Along the River Nile
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 113,550. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African, Fiction » Literary collections » African
When Edgar is on his way home to his mother after finishing high school exams, his bus is stopped by the rebels of the Lord’s Resistance Army. Along with other passengers, most of whom are students, Edgar is abducted. Things take a turn for the worse when, instead of being forced to become a soldier, he is sold into slavery. His friends find out and embark on a difficult mission to rescue him.
The Helpers: An International Tale of Espionage and Corruption
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,900. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African
On the surface, Congo seems to be having the usual rebel conflict. Behind the scenes is a different story. When American Journalist Jenny Osborne obtains explosive information that could bring down the group responsible for the turmoil, she finds herself on the run, caught in a web of intrigue, espionage, assassinations spanning from Congo to Europe, and as far reaching as the United States.

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