Don't Shoot The Clowns!

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Don't Shoot The Clowns!

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


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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ISBN 9781904456483
Supplier New Internationalist
Values and causes Educational, Recycled

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