Jillian Reilly's, "Shame: Confessions of an Aid Worker in Africa" is a must read for every one in a position of power, egalitarians, researchers, newbie volunteers and everyone working to better the plight of the poor.
It is an extraordinary blend of hard facts, passion and a memoir. "The tight spaces of the bars allowed that initial thrill of desire to rage for months. The flowing beers meant the fractured flirtation still felt like full conversations. The loud music meant that I never had to try to tell my brief life story. And the dim light meant Wayne would never see any see any of my schoolgirl blemishes. In the shadows of Yeoville bars I never felt exposed. I could be Jull, with a serious new career starting with alongside a sexy relationship"
The book offers a wider interpretation of power, dominance, the politics of aid and the acknowledgement of self through the eyes of young idealistic twenty-two year old American who lands in South Africa a year before the country's first democratic elections.Shame - Confessions of an Aid Worker in Africa