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Don't Shoot The Clowns!

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Don't Shoot The Clowns!

One woman's account of living with Iraqi people during the war and its aftermath.

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Don't Shoot The Clowns is one woman's account of living with Iraqi people during the war and its aftermath. She tells what daily life is really like in a country coping with invasion and occupation, and how she and a hastily recruited troupe of circus performers brought clowns, laughter and some moments of respite to the children of Iraq.

Jo Wilding isn't a journalist looking for stories. In simply playing with children, helping where possible and isntinctively recording events, she provides a unique and independent perspective. Her daily accounts have an immediacy and accuracy that bring the scenes sharply into focus. From the shocking, painful stories of the siege of Falluja - where, for a terrifying day and night, she was taken prisoner - to the crowds of mesmerized children, every episode vividly describes life in occupied Iraq.

"If you wish to know the real meaning of the phrase 'collateral damage' read this book." - Emma Thompson

"Jo was the only one of us foreigners in Iraq who I was absolutely sure was doing something useful. She made thousands of children happy." - Naomi Klein

Paperback; 216 mm x 138 mm; 272 pages; 15 black & white photographs.

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Supplier New Internationalist
Product Keys Educational, Recycled