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The Other Side of War: Women's Stories of Survival & Hope

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ISBN13: 9780792262114
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Zainab Salbi's media profile soared with her first book, Between Two Worlds, a memoir of growing up in Saddam Hussein's inner circle. She has been a guest on "Oprah," has been interviewed by Katie Couric, Al Franken, and George Stephanopoulos, and has been profiled in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and People magazine. Her organization, Women for Women International, plays a vital role in helping to heal war-torn nations including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Rwanda, Congo, Sudan, and Colombia.

With stunning images by award-winning photographers Susan Meiselas, Lekha Singh, and Sylvia Plachy, Salbi presents a riveting collection of letters and first-person narratives by amazing women who survived war's devastation and now must find the strength to rebuild families and communities. Throbbing with pain and loss yet glowing with courage and hope, The Other Side of War explores six regions where Women for Women International has helped survivors of the world's most tumultuous countries learn new skills, open small businesses and forge bonds with sponsors.

Overviews by the author explain how each nation's history led to violent conflict; then, with searing eloquence, the women tell their stories—of horror, cruelty, and suffering but also of profound inspiration as they work toward renewal and toward the day their fierce determination is rewarded with productivity, prosperity, and lasting joy.

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Rather than select photographs with the intention of documenting the full global range of the world of work, an insurmountable task in any case, Protzman (contributing editor, ARTnews Magazine) has clearly chosen the 190 photographs included here for the striking and evocative nature of their images. The photos range from the beginning years of photography to the first years of the 21st century and document such varied scenes as gondoliers in Venice, Tokyo commuters, Afghan warehouse workers, elephant meat canners in South Africa, Ukrainian salt field workers, young girls working in the cotton mills of early 20th century Georgia, and Iranian clerics studying at a computer school. Among the 80 photographers whose work is represented in these pages are such prominent names as Steve McCurry, Jodi Cobb, George Steinmetz, Sebastiao Salgado. Most of the photographers are affiliated with National Geographic.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Rather than select photographs with the intention of documenting the full global range of the world of work, an insurmountable task in any case, Protzman (contributing editor, ARTnews Magazine) has clearly chosen the 190 photographs included here for the striking and evocative nature of their images. The photos range from the beginning years of photography to the first years of the 21st century and document such varied scenes as gondoliers in Venice, Tokyo commuters, Afghan warehouse workers, elephant meat canners in South Africa, Ukrainian salt field workers, young girls working in the cotton mills of early 20th century Georgia, and Iranian clerics studying at a computer school. Among the 80 photographers whose work is represented in these pages are such prominent names as Steve McCurry, Jodi Cobb, George Steinmetz, Sebastiao Salgado. Most of the photographers are affiliated with National Geographic. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Zainab Salbi, whose father was Saddam Hussein's pilot, spent her teen years as a palace insider in Iraq, until 1990, when her family sent her to the United States to escape the regime's brutal tyranny. She founded Women for Women International in Washington, D.C., and has published a memoir.

Women for Women International, a non-profit organization with more than 127,000 supporters, has raised millions of dollars to help over 70,000 women in warring nations learn to support themselves and reinvigorate their economies by providing the tools and resources needed to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency.

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isaacarte, November 4, 2013 (view all comments by isaacarte)
Zainab Salbi is the most positive person I know, even in the face of the despair she's witnessed growing up in war torn Irak, and then working with women in countries destroyed by war. She created Women for Women International when she was only 23. This book is not only beautiful but also inspiring. And the photographs by Susan Meiselas are artful and moving at the same time. Salbi is my hero. Read this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780792262114
Author:
Salbi, Zainab
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Photographer:
Meiselas, Susan
Editor:
Becklund, Laurie
Author:
Protzman, Ferdinand
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women and war
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Women, Crimes against
Subject:
Women -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 COLOR AND B and W PHOTOGRAPH
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.5 x 10.7 x 1.12 in 2.65 lb

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