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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended, 22 Feb. 2006
DelWij "DelWij" (Leeds, UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Island of Blood (Paperback)
Anita Pratap is an Indian Journalist who has written a very accessible and readable book about numerous conflicts in South East Asia. One of the the main areas of focus is the conflict in Sri Lanka. The conflict has claimed upwards of 60,000 lives in the last 20 years and the Tamil Tigers were the first group to employ the modern from of suicide bombing with which we are all now so chillingly familiar. Anita Pratap is perhaps the only investigative journalist to have gained access to the Tamnil Tiger leadership hierarchy and she describes her experiences with compassion and great lucidity.
Like Janine di Giovanni, I also think that Anita Pratap is admirable in the way that she continues to appreciate the simple joys in life in spite of having witnessed much suffering.
This is a book that deserves more attention than it has received (probably because it is mainly about wars in which the west has little direct involvement.)
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Island of Blood by Anita Pratap (Paperback - Aug. 2003)
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