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Posted April 26, 2000
'A cruel paradise' is stunning! The author writes in a very personal, emotional, witty yet realistic way about her experiences as an international relief worker for MSF (Nobel Peace Price Winner 1999) and Merlin. The author experienced the cruelties of Burundi, Sierra Leone, the former Zaire and Bosnia and gives you a rare and unique insight to stories that sometimes dominated world news but even more often were forgotten. As a Canadian nurse the author started to work for the international aid agency Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors withour Borders) and gives a shivering personal account of all the horrors she encountered in (civil) warzones. But at the same time shows you how aid agencies work with all their good and bad choices and motivations. Learn more about the motivation and idealism of someone who went beyond her own fear and doubts to try to do some good for her fellow men. It's a life almost none of us want to go but still fascinates. Her stories hold your breath from the first till the last page. Read it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.