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An extraordinary book. This dignified, just and unbearable account of the dark heart of Sri Lanka needs to be read by everyone who upholds human rights. As a Sri Lankan myself, knowing what I do about the war, I was very moved by Harrison's beautiful clear prose, her straightforward retelling of the complex situation there, and her refusal to compromise the evidence. Every member of the UN Security Council should be sent a copy of this book - Roma Tearne, author, Mosquito Very important, and very timely... makes the full horror of the last months of the war almost unbearably real - Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and JusticeHarrison demonstrates journalism at its best - Helena Williams, Huffington Post Harrison reclaims the human catastrophe from the statistics - Steve Crawshaw, Observer Gripping and deeply disturbing - Ellen Otzen, Alert Net A heart-breaking read... [This] reminds us of the need to remember this tortured corner of modern history - Emanuel Stoakes, Huffington PostPowerful - James Crabtree, Financial Times"
Frances Harrison was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and at SOAS and Imperial College in London. For many years she worked as a foreign correspondent for the BBC posted in South Asia, South East Asia and Iran. From 2000-4 she was the resident BBC Correspondent in Sri Lanka. She has worked at Amnesty International as Head of News and while writing this book was a visiting research fellow at Oxford University.
An excellent piece of writing. International Community and UN Againces turned away from those in desperate need. Please tell others to read this excellent book.Published 13 months ago by George
Going to Sri Lanka next month, certainly an eye opening read and the nature of the chapters means you can just flip it open and read one story anywhere in the book!Published 13 months ago by R MCNALLY
Amazing , written from a neutral standpoint from the perspective of those who were actually involved and effected. A civil war that effected so many and tore a country apart.Published 14 months ago by Anuja J Gupta
I picked up this book, completely ignorant of the Sri Lanka civil war: ignorant that it had lasted for decades, ignorant of the rocky and ultimately failed peace process brokered... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Pale Jesson
Harrison capitalizes on her position as a BBC correspondent to write this biased tome full of half-truths and outright fibs in order to demonize a Sri Lankan government that booted... Read morePublished on 25 July 2013 by Indopithecus
The truth about the last months of the rout of the Tamils in Sri Lanka. Evidence by the accounts of some of the survivors. Read morePublished on 9 May 2013 by Lorna Skinner
It has been written by someone who is fully aware of the geography of Sri Lanka in particular the Tamil areas and the political knowledge and ambition of the Sri Lankan Govt. Read morePublished on 3 Feb. 2013 by Chelliah Krishnamoorthy
many thanks for the writter, the Srilankan governtment with many other countrys help destroyed massive minority population. other serviving peoples still controled armed forcess. Read morePublished on 23 Jan. 2013 by Thusharaha