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How de Body? One Man's Terrifying Journey Through an African War by Teun Voeten - First U.S. Edition - August 2002 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000003195)

How de Body? One Man's Terrifying Journey Through an African War

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How de Body? One Man's Terrifying Journey Through an African War

by Teun Voeten

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ISBN 10
0312282192
ISBN 13
9780312282196
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New York: St. Martin's Press / Thomas Dunne Books, August 2002. Hardcover. First U.S. Edition (stated) / full number line. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, ends bumped. Corners bumped. Jacket clean and bright with light edgewear at spine. Black remainder dot to bottom edge. Not from a library. Not clipped. 308 pages.

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. This is a dramatic account of the conflict--and how Voeten nearly became a casualty of it. Accessible and conversational, it's 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 Voeten's 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.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000003195
Title
How de Body? One Man's Terrifying Journey Through an African War
Author
Teun Voeten
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First U.S. Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0312282192
ISBN 13
9780312282196
Publisher
St. Martin's Press / Thomas
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
August 2002
Keywords
history, insurgency, war, civil war, social conditions, child soldiers, diamond, diamonds, Sierra Leone
Bookseller catalogs
Africa; History; Military and Defense; Sierra Leone; Biographies;
Size
8vo

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