By Anne Nivat, Susan Darnton
Author note: Susan Darnton (Translator)
Publish 12 months note: First released April fifth 2001
Two years in the past, while she was once thirty years previous, Anne Nivat determined to determine first-hand what battle was once all approximately. Russia had simply introduced its moment brutal crusade opposed to Chechnya. And although the Russians strictly forbade Westerners from protecting the warfare, the aspiring French journalist made up our minds she might go.
There are very genuine hazards in Chechnya: being arrested by way of the Russians and being abducted by means of the Chechens. Nivat strapped her satellite tv for pc telephone to her stomach, disguised herself within the clothing of a Chechen peasant, and sneaked around the border. She discovered a tender consultant, Islam, to steer her illegally during the struggle quarter. for 6 months they the conflict, traveling with underground rebels and dozing with Chechen households or in deserted constructions. Anne trembled via air raids; walked via deserted killing fields; and helped within the halls of bloody hospitals. She interviewed insurgent leaders, executive officers, younger widows, and indignant warring parties, and he or she mentioned every thing again to France. Her studies in Libération resulted in antiwar demonstrations outdoors the Russian embassy in Paris.
Anne's phrases flow. they don't seem to be florid, yet terse, cool, dramatic. greater than only a conflict correspondent's document, Chienne de Guerre is a relocating tale of fight and self-discovery—the adventures of 1 younger girl who many times assessments her personal actual and mental limits within the tremendous risky and annoying setting of conflict.
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