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Wilding, Jo Author
Don't Shoot the Clowns [electronic resource]: Taking a Circus to the Children of Iraq
Oxford : New Internationalist Publications, Limited Oct. 2006 Minneapolis : Consortium Book Sales & Distribution [Distributor]
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 Electronic Book  Web Link    AVAIL. VIA WEB
SUBJECT Iraq -- Social Conditions
Women Social Reformers
Physical Description 272 p. ill 08.500 x 05.500 in
Restrictions on Access Available for distribution in: USA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, CANADA
Note Annotation <div><br /><i>Don’t Shoot the Clowns</i>is the account of one woman’s experience of living with Iraqi -people during the war and its aftermath. An intense and engaging story, it combines the reality of a country coping with invasion and occupation with the extraordinary story of the traveling circus set up to bring clowning and laughter to the children.<br /> <br />As a human rights observer, Jo Wilding, a young British trainee lawyer and solidarity activist, witnessed and recorded some of the worst atrocities committed against ordinary civilians. And as the occupation started, she joined a group of performers to put on circus shows in squatter camps, hospitals, schools, and orphanages.<br /> <br />Jo Wilding isn’t a journalist but a new kind of “citizen reporter,” instinctively recording events and publishing directly online. Her daily accounts have an immediacy and accuracy that bring the scenes sharply into focus. From the shocking and painful stories of the siege of Fallujah to the crowds of mesmerized children given some respite from horror and uncertainty by the clowns, every episode vividly evokes what day-to-day life in Iraq has been like.</div>
Audience Trade New Internationalist Publications, Limited

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