"...by turns irritatingly funny and thought-provoking, often in the same paragraph." — Linda Parkinson-Hardman, the Woman on the Edge of Reality
Reader's Choice Awards 2014 nominee in Non-Fiction by indie book review blog BigAl's Books and Pals.
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NOWHERE LIKE HOME
What kind of teenager would go halfway around the world to stir up a separatist movement in his summer break?
At nineteen, Jamie was nicely on track to becoming one of the most boring people in England, but an impulse trip to the jungles of Indonesian Borneo changed all that. Spurred on by what he encountered among the tribespeople of the Krayan, he made a decision to uncover the truth of the world around him, however uncomfortable that truth would turn out to be.
From the killing fields of Indonesia and the refugee camps of Palestine to the girly bars of the Philippines and beyond, this is the remarkable true story of how this decision came to define his life, seeing him visit some of the least accessible and most volatile places on earth, often armed with little more than a set of disarmingly rosy cheeks and a quirky sense of humour.
Exciting, hilarious and occasionally disturbing, Nowhere Like Home forces us to question not only the reasons people travel, but also the very foundations of our society.