Emergency Sex (And Other Desperate Measures) True Stories from a War Zone

Emergency Sex (And Other Desperate Measures)
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780091908867
  • Druk: New title
  • mei 2006
  • 320 pagina's
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What it's really like on the frontline of humanitarian aid It's the early 1990s and three young people are looking to change their lives, and perhaps also the world. Attracted to the ambitious global peacekeeping work of the UN, Andrew, Ken and Heidi's paths cross in Cambodia, from where their fates are to become inextricably bound. Over the coming years, their stories interweave through countries such as Rwanda, Bosnia, Somalia and Haiti - war-torn, lawless places where the intervention of the UN is needed like nowhere else. Driven by idealism, the three struggle to do the best they can, caught up in an increasingly tangled web of bureaucracy and ineffectual leadership. As disillusionment sets in, they attempt to keep hold of their humanity through black humour, revelry and 'emergency sex'. Brutal and moving in equal measure, Emergency Sex (And Other Desperate Measures) explores pressing global issues while never losing a sense of the personal. Deeply critical of the West's indifference to developing countries and the UN's repeated failure to intervene decisively, the book provoked massive controversy on its initial publication. Kofi Annan called for the book to be banned, and debate was sparked about the future direction of the UN. Brilliantly written and mordantly funny, it is a book that continues to make waves.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
New title
Verschijningsdatum
mei 2006
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Afmeting: 19,8 x 12,8 x 2 cm
Aantal pagina's
320 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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9780091908867

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Extra groot lettertype
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Gewicht
223 g
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Nee
Verpakking breedte
126 mm
Verpakking hoogte
24 mm
Verpakking lengte
200 mm

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  • Very good book, and must read for anyone in the relief or UN business!
    • Compleet
    • Inspirerend
    • Verrassend
    • onthullend
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    The book describes the story of three individuals who work for the UN and Red Cross in warzones in the 90s. They start full of ambitions to create a better world, but throughout they learn better….

    The book is written from the three personal perspectives and feels highly genuine. It is also highly political and exposes the corruption at the various levels. I found the situations, people and systems highly recognisable. It is written with a lot of humour and suspence: a real page turner! You will read it with a tear and a smile.

    The book is highly recommendable for anyone who is interested in international politics and a must read for anyone working in the relief or UN business!

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    Een spannend boek voor nieuwelingen in de internationale ontwikkelingssector, maar voor ervaren, int'l hulpverleners legt dit boek niks nieuws op tafel. Echter spannend geschreven, leest makkelijk en de personages kunnen je meenemen in het leed en alle ellende in het veld terwijl ze nog heel objectief de spannende situaties kunnen beschrijven.

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