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Notes from My Travels: Visits with Refugees in Africa, Cambodia, Pakistan and Ecuador

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Three years ago, award-winning actress Angelina Jolie took on a radically different role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Here are her memoirs from her journeys to Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Pakistan, Cambodia, and Ecuador, where she lived and worked and gave her heart to those who suffer the world's most shattering violence and victimization. Here are her revelations of joy and warmth amid utter destitution — compelling snapshots of courageous and inspiring people for whom survival is their daily work — and candid notes from a unique pilgrimage that completely changed the actress's worldview — and the world within herself.

Review:

"Angelina is living proof of the power we all have — every one of us — to make a difference. I was deeply moved by her descriptions of individual refugees struggling to live with dignity and hope, and found her personal commitment to be an inspiration. Angelina's journals document her awakening as a humanitarian activist and I hope they will move readers to act. I look forward to my continued work with Angelina on behalf of the United Nations." Jane Goodall, Ph.D., CBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace

Synopsis:

From the ever-intriguing actress come the true, personal journals she compiled while performing humanitarian relief efforts in Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Pakistan, and Cambodia.

About the Author

Angelina Jolie has starred in more than twenty films, including Gia; The Bone Collector; Girl, Interrupted; Gone in 60 Seconds; Lara Croft: Tomb Raider; and Beyond Borders.

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Contents

Foreword by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Introduction

Mission to Africa

Mission to Cambodia

Mission to Pakistan

Mission to Ecuador

Afterword

Maps

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Shoshana, July 20, 2009 (view all comments by Shoshana)
Jolie's journal entries on her visits to many countries as a representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees are, indeed, notes, not a well-constructed travelogue or sociological narrative. For this reason, they serve as an entry point for further explorations, not as a definitive source. To be clear, I think that the intention behind publishing them was to expose readers to the content on refugees and the human costs of conflict and poverty. It is interesting to consider Jolie's growing personal sophistication and writing skill as these chronological accounts unfold. A good introduction or training text on international and human rights concerns.
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tbd, January 2, 2007 (view all comments by tbd)
a very good book, thought provoking, and insightful.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743470230
Author:
Jolie, Angelina
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Refugees
Subject:
Cambodia
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Refugees -- Cambodia.
Subject:
Refugees -- Pakistan.
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
355
Publication Date:
October 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pg b/w insert
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 8.33 oz

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"Review" by , "Angelina is living proof of the power we all have — every one of us — to make a difference. I was deeply moved by her descriptions of individual refugees struggling to live with dignity and hope, and found her personal commitment to be an inspiration. Angelina's journals document her awakening as a humanitarian activist and I hope they will move readers to act. I look forward to my continued work with Angelina on behalf of the United Nations."
"Synopsis" by , From the ever-intriguing actress come the true, personal journals she compiled while performing humanitarian relief efforts in Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Pakistan, and Cambodia.
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