Book Recommendation - "The Angel of Grozny" by Asne Seierstad

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Book Recommendation - "The Angel of Grozny" by Asne Seierstad

Post by Godiva83 on April 1st 2008, 2:24 am


Asne Seierstad began her writing career as a Moscow correspondent; the conflict in Chechnya was the first war she covered. Now ten years later, she returns to Chechnya and discovers that though the world's attention has moved on, the tragedy has continued, killing 10 to 15 per cent of the population and leaving a brutalised society - with a particular toll on its children - in its wake. Combining the violent history of the Caucasus and the battle between freedom fighters and the empire, with the story of the journeys Seierstad undertook in secrecy and disguise over the last two years, this will be another landmark book from this brave and brilliant writer.

Praise for THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL: 'A compelling picture of a country which tragically continues to tear itself apart' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'A closely observed, affecting account... and admirable, revealing portrait of daily life in a country that Washington claims to have liberated but does not begin to understand' WASHINGTON POST

Author Biography:
Asne Seierstad (born 1970) has worked as a correspondent in Russia, China, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq, amongst many other places. She has received numerous awards for her journalism. She lives in Oslo.


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