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Book Title: Small Wars Permitting: Dispatches from Foreign Lands|
The author of the book: Christina Lamb
ISBN 13: 9780007256891
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 359 KB
Date of issue: January 21st 2008
Read full description of the books Small Wars Permitting: Dispatches from Foreign Lands:Christina Lamb is one of the greatest international journalists out there.
Always courageous, a penetrating mind that misses nothing, an engaging sense of humour and biting wit, compassion and a talent for putting what she witnesses onto paper.
Ms Lamb has a deep understanding of Afghanistan, where she has worked on and off for 21 years.
From the resistance to soviet occupation by the mujahideen to the unspeakable horrors and tortures committed by the Taliban during their nightmare rule over Afghanistan from 1996 until late 2001.
Where people were tortured and killed for breaking the dark code of Taliban rule which included a ban of people owning pets of any kind, flying kites or woman being unaccompanied by a male relative or not wearing a Burka at all times.
It is harrowing to read of this as well as Saddam's genocide of the Marsh Arabs during the 1990s by draining the water bodies on which they survived, the organized killing of children and the war against his own people by Robert Mugabe and his totalitarian ZANU PF , in which mass rape camps have been set up by the ruling party's militia where systematic rapes of girls as young as ten years old take place daily.
There is also as witnessed by Ms Lamb, an organized systematic depopulation of urban areas al la Pol Pot.
One of Mugabe's top Gauleiters ZANU PF Organisation Secretary and Senior Cabinet Minister Didymus Mutasa spoke of ZANU PF's plans to halve Zimbabwe's 12 million strong population so only loyalists of ZANU PF would survive : "We would be better off with only 6 million people, with our own people who support the liberation struggle."
A few months later South Africa's then Minister of Intelligence and Stalinist hardliner Ronnie Kasrils said at a joint press conference with Mutasa' "Zimbabwe and South Africa have a joint world view and will march together shoulder to shoulder."
Ms Lamb wryly pontificates at the begiining of the book that the pen is not that mighty otherwise Robert Mugabe would not still be in power.
Lamb also includes lighter relief of the night spots around the places she covers and Nigeria's 'fat farms'. for a penetrating insight of much of the world during the last two decades.
Read information about the authorChristina Lamb OBE is one of Britain's leading foreign correspondents. She has been named Foreign Correspondent of the Year five times in the British Press Awards and What the Papers Say Awards and in 2007 was winner of the Prix Bayeux Calvados - one of the world's most prestigious prizes for war correspondents, for her reporting from Afghanistan.
She has won numerous other awards starting with Young Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards for her coverage of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in 1988; was part of the News Reporter of the year for BCCI; and won the Foreign Press Association award for reporting on Zimbabwean teachers forced into prostitution, and Amnesty International award for the plight of street children in Rio.
She was named by Grazia magazine as one of their Icons of the Decade and by She magazine as one of BritainÕs Most Inspirational Women. The ASHA foundation chose her as one of their inspirational women worldwide www.asha-foundation.org with her portrait featuring in a special exhibition in the National Portrait Gallery. Her portrait has also been in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. She was awarded the OBE in the 2013
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