Another Day in Paradise is an anthology of first-person stories by international aid workers. Written by active aid workers and spanning the hot spots of the globe from Afghanistan to Cambodia, Rwanda to Vietnam and Ecuador to Bosnia, these stories tell it like it really is on the ground. Covering natural disaster, war and all-too-fragile peace, these stories open an uncensored window onto the lives of aid workers and the triumphs and tragedies of the people they are trying to help.
Table of Contents
Foreword by John le Carre * Preface * Part One: Natural Disasters - Introduction * Another Day in Paradise * Awakening * Grandmother * Invincible * Part Two: War - Introduction * Surviving Genocide * My Bodyguard * My Testimony * The Tremor Within * Behind the Lines * What is Beautiful * The House of Prayer and Peace * Part Three: Fragile Peace - Camp - bo- dia * Letters Home * Out of Time * Appointed Rounds * Afterword * Acknowledgements * Contributors * Aid Agencies
Carol Bergman, a journalist and instructor in the Writing Program at New York University, has published feature articles, essays, reviews and interviews in, amongst others, The Times, the New York Times, The Daily News Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and The Christian Science Monitor. She has also written several books including the memoir Searching for Fritzi.
'A gripping anthology.' The Ecologist 'A gripping and often gruelling read.' Dame Margaret Anstee, former undersecretary-general, United Nations, Times Higher Education Supplement 'If you have ever wondered about the work of a Peace Corps volunteer, or the stories of those affected by natural diaster or war, use Another Day In Paradise as your starting point. it is well worth the read.' 1-42 'For anyone considering making a commitment to the cause of humanitarian relief, Another Day in Paradise is a must read.' Stephen Solarz, Vice-Chairman, International Crisis Group 'In this extraordinarily powerful collection, we hear in the humanitarian workers' own words their testimonials of life and death, of compassion and simple courage, tales which should both haunt and inspire us.' Scott Anderson, author of The Man Who Tried to Save the World 'What has been missing is a book written by humanitarian workers on the ground who tell it as it is. Another Day In Paradise is that book.' Eight 'Another Day In Paradise brings together front-line testimony from Afghanistan, Sudan, Rwanda, Somalia, Bosnia and the Gaza Strip - places where the best and worst of humanity is on display.' The Independent 'Authentic and powerful reading in these times of turmoil.' The Middle East 'It's a sobering but magnificent read.' International Press-Cutting Bureau, 25 July 2004 'It is a bold and accessible book, and, while being eminently persuasive, it succeeds in not wagging the finger at anyone.' International Press-Cutting Bureau, 25 July 2004