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In the early hours of New Yearâ€™s 1994, Russian troops invaded the Republic of Chechnya, plunging the country into a prolonged and bloody conflict that continues to this day. A foreign correspondent in Moscow at the time, Ã...sne Seierstad traveled regularly to Chechnya to report on the war, describing its affects on those trying to live their daily lives amidst violence.
In the following decade, Seierstad became an internationally renowned reporter and author, traveling to the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq, and other war-torn regions. But she never lost sight of this conflict that had initially inspired her career. Over the course of a decade, she watched as Russia ruthlessly suppressed an Islamic rebellion in two bloody wars and as Chechnya evolved into one of the flashpoints in a world now focused on the threat of international terrorism.
In 2006, Seierstad finally returned to Chechnya, traveling in secret and under the constant threat of danger. In a broken and devastated society she lived with orphans, the wounded, the lost. And she lived with the children of Grozny, those who will shape the countryâ€™s future. She asks the question: What happens to a child who grows up surrounded by war and accustomed to violence?
A compelling, intimate, and often heartbreaking portrait of Chechnya today, The Angel of Grozny is a vivid account of a landâ€™s violent history and its ongoing battle for freedom.
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Åsne Seierstad is an award-winning journalist who has reported from such wartorn regions as Chechnya, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq.She is the author of A Hundred and One Days as well as The Bookseller of Kabul, an international bestseller that has been translated into thirty-eight languages.Seierstad makes her home in Norway and travels frequently to the United States.Review:
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Seierstad's vivid, unsparing reportage makes this distant tragedy very personal.”
Booklist (starred review)
“Powerful, painful, and raw, Seierstad’s latest is essential reading.”
Sunday Times (U.K.)
“[Asne Seierstad] has produced the best book in English about one of the world’s most brutal and under-reported conflicts.”
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.”
Time Out London (U.K.)
“Touching stories of loss, survival and bravery...an invaluable account of the stormy conflicts that have blighted the area for centuries.”
“[Asne Seierstad] tells their stories with poignancy and compassion. THE ANGEL OF GROZNY reads at times almost like a novel; the pity is that Seierstad isn’t making it up.”
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