Selling online since 2008!

Welcome to BooksAgain!

Where Soldiers Fear to Tread: At Work in the Fields of Anarchy

BookBucks Review and collect 30 points.
In 1998, bored and rather broke, John Burnett heard that the World Food Programme were looking for small-boat handlers to help deliver aid to the flood-stricken and starving people of Somalia and that the money was good. On the lookout for adventure and willing to take a risk, Burnett was nevertheless completely unprepared for the realities of working in a country without government or law where the only authority that matters came from a loaded gun - and where hippos, crocodiles and green mambas offered alternative means of violent death. From his lack of proper tools and communication gear to the mad unsuitability of his water-ski boat for delivering aid supplies up a flooded river to the tragedy of watching a baby die of malaria in his arms and the gut-wrenching fear of being held up at gunpoint by a child soldier, the experience of being an aid-worker drastically changed the way he sees the world.
Sign up for price alert
Only 1 left

Availability: In stock

ZAR62.00

Details

In 1998, bored and rather broke, John Burnett heard that the World Food Programme were looking for small-boat handlers to help deliver aid to the flood-stricken and starving people of Somalia and that the money was good. On the lookout for adventure and willing to take a risk, Burnett was nevertheless completely unprepared for the realities of working in a country without government or law where the only authority that matters came from a loaded gun - and where hippos, crocodiles and green mambas offered alternative means of violent death. From his lack of proper tools and communication gear to the mad unsuitability of his water-ski boat for delivering aid supplies up a flooded river to the tragedy of watching a baby die of malaria in his arms and the gut-wrenching fear of being held up at gunpoint by a child soldier, the experience of being an aid-worker drastically changed the way he sees the world.

Additional Info

Author John S. Burnett
Publisher Vintage
Place London
Year 2005
ISBN 0434012076
Binding Hardcover
Condition Good
Dustjacket Condition Good

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.