Angel of Grozny

Angel of Grozny : Orphans of a Forgotten War

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In the early hours of New Year's Eve 1994, Russian troops invaded Chechnya, plunging the country into a prolonged and bloody conflict. A foreign correspondent in Moscow at the time, Asne Seierstad traveled regularly to Chechnya to report on the war, describing its effects on those trying to live their daily lives amidst violence. Over the course of a decade, she traveled in secret and under the constant threat of danger.In a broken and devastated society, Seierstad lived amongst the wounded and the lost. And she lived with the orphans of Grozny, those who will shape the country's future, asking the question: what happens to children who grow up surrounded by war and accustomed to violence?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 132 x 194 x 24mm | 358.34g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0465019498
  • 9780465019496
  • 632,118

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"Evening Standard" (U.K.) "Anyone wanting to understand the Russia of today should read this compelling, shocking book about the forgotten suffering of Chechnya... a powerful book of heartbreaking yet flamboyant reportage from a forgotten hell." "Sunday Herald" (U.K.) "If Kapuscinski was the modern master of literary reportage, then Asne Seierstad's "THE ANGEL OF GROZNY" proves her a worthy follower with this bleak but beautiful book."show more

About Asne Seierstad

Asne Seierstad is an award-winning journalist who has reported from such war-torn regions as Chechnya, China, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The author of A Hundred and One Days as well as The Bookseller of Kabul, she lives in more
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