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How de Body? One Mans Terrifying Journey Through an African War
How de Body? One Mans Terrifying Journey Through an African War by Teun Voeten 0312282192 9780312282196
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How de Body? One Mans Terrifying Journey Through an African War by Teun Voeten

In 1998, acclaimed photojournalist Teun Voeten headed to Sierra Leone for what he thought would be a standard assignment on the child soldiers there. But the cease-fire ended just as he arrived, and the clash between the military junta and the West African peace-keeping troops forced him to hide in the bush from rebels who were intent on killing him. How de Body? (how are you? in Sierra Leones Creole English) is a dramatic account of the conflict that has been raging in the country for nearly a decade-and how Voeten nearly became a casualty of it. Accessible and conversational, its a look into the dangerous diamond trade that fuels the conflict, the legacy of war practices such as forced amputations, the tragic use of child soldiers, and more. The book is also a tribute to the people who never make the headlines: Eddy Smith, a BBC correspondent who eventually helps Voeten escape; Alfred Kanu, a school principal who risks his life to keep his students and teachers going amidst the bullets and raids; and Padre Victor, who runs a safe haven for ex-child soldiers; among others. Featuring Voetens stunning black-and-white photos from his multiple trips to the conflict area, How de Body? is a crucial testament to a relatively unknown tragedy.

Author: Teun Voeten

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 288

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

Publication Date: 2002-08-06

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ISBN: 0312282192


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