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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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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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How de Body? One Man's Terrifying Journey Through an African War
Teun Voeten
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First U.S. Edition
St. Martin's Press / Thomas
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New York
Date published
August 2002
history, insurgency, war, civil war, social conditions, child soldiers, diamond, diamonds, Sierra Leone
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Africa; History; Military and Defense; Sierra Leone; Biographies;

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