Synopses & Reviews
This riveting narrative examines the world of the Somalian pirates: how they live, the forces that have created piracy in Somalia, how they spend the ransom money, and how they deal with their hostages.
About the Author
Jay Bahadur ’s articles have appeared in The Times (London), The New York Times, the Financial Times, and the Globe and Mail (Toronto). He has advised the United States State Department and has worked as a freelance correspondent for CBS News. He lives in Toronto.
Table of Contents
Prologue : where the white man runs away -- Boyah -- A short history of piracy -- Pirate lore -- Of pirates, coast guards, and fishermen -- Garaad -- Flower of paradise -- The land of Punt -- Momman -- The policemen of the sea -- The law of the sea -- Into the pirates' lair -- Pirate insider -- The cadet and the chief -- The freakonomics of piracy -- The road's end -- Epilogue : the problems of Puntland.