Title NINE LIVES: MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher World Changing 2009
1906523266 / 9781906523268
Seller ID RWARE0000028854
The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "You can cut the flower, but you cannot stop the coming of spring." Malalai Joya, the young member of the Afghan parliament, refuses to let injustice go unchallenged. Her words reflect the irrepressible attitudes and actions of all the women and men who tell their stories here. As with all the titles in New Internationalist's World Changing imprint, Ni ne Lives sees opportunity in the midst of adversity and presents the life s tories of people who have been confronted with seemingly insurmountable obs tacles, opposition, and oppression. Whether it is human rights activist Harry Wu, who spent nineteen years in C hinese labor camps, or Nobel Laureate and President of Costa Rica Oscar Ari as Sánchez, each of the nine voices in this collection has confronted an ur gent and inescapable need to dig deep, either to rescue themselves or to fo rge a fresh way forward for others. To understand the key stories behind the headlines, Peter Braaksma believes that it is essential to feel the personal, intimate experience of people w orking on the frontline of human rights and humanitarian issues; that the s tories, uninterrupted and unpolished, must speak for themselves. Reading like nine mini-novels, the nine remarkable stories belong to Bassam Aramin (Palestinian National Authority), Monireh Baradaran (Iran), Youk Ch hang (Cambodia), Sompop Jantraka (Thailand), Malalai Joya (Afghanistan), Ch aeli Mycroft (South Africa), Oscar Arias Sánchez (Costa Rica), and Harry Wu (China). Peter Braaksma has worked.