Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets: An Accidental War Correspondent in Yemen

Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets: An Accidental War Correspondent in Yemen

by Laura Kasinof

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Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets: An Accidental War Correspondent in Yemen by Laura Kasinof

“A moving portrait of life as a war correspondent [and] an action-packed account of the civil war in Yemen from a woman who experienced it firsthand” (Kirkus Reviews).
 
Laura Kasinof studied Arabic in college and moved to Yemen a few years later—after a friend at a late-night party in Washington, DC, recommended it as a good place to work as a freelance journalist. When she first moved to the capital city of Sanaa in 2009, she was the only American reporter based in the country. She quickly fell in love with Yemen’s people and culture, and even found herself the star of a local TV soap opera.
 
When antigovernment protests broke out in Yemen in 2011, part of the revolts sweeping the Arab world at the time, she contacted the New York Times to see if she could cover the rapidly unfolding events for the newspaper. Laura never planned to be a war correspondent, but found herself in the middle of brutal government attacks on peaceful protesters. As foreign reporters were rounded up and shipped out of the country, Laura managed to elude the authorities, but found herself increasingly isolated—and even more determined to report on what she saw.
 
With a new foreword by the author about what has happened in Yemen since the book’s initial publication, Don’t Be Afraid of the Bullets is both a fascinating inside look at journalism in a war zone and “a necessary primer on the chaos that has beset the country yet again” (Washington Monthly).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628726879
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 1,090,753
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Laura Kasinof is a freelance journalist who, at the age of twenty-five, reported from Yemen for the New York Times during the Arab Spring protests of 2011. Laura’s work has also appeared in the Washington Monthly, the Economist and the Christian Science Monitor, among other publications.

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