Journalist Fergal Keane s memoir is the account of a journey, a story about bearing witness to horror but also confronting the ghosts within At its heart is the story of a son s journey in search of his father and the reconciliation that is possible even after death.In this book, Fergal Keane addresses his experience of wars of different kinds, some very public and others acutely personal Often deeply moving and painful, but equally often ruefully funny, he describes intimately a life uneasily shadowed by the spectre of alcohol.As a nephew of a famous writer and son to a much loved actor his was a family of storytellers, from whom Keane inherited a love of words and adventure Growing up in Ireland in the 60s and 70s the country of myth and reverence was being dismantled in front of his eyes with the first stirrings of a sexual revolution later he became a cub reporter in an atmosphere filled with the smells of drink and cloudy with cigarette smoke, then followed his childhood dream to go to Africa Here he witnessed the violence of the South African townships and the terror in Rwanda, the most extreme kinds of human behaviour.Keane s life as one of Britain s leading war reporters is all that we imagine journeys across landscapes traumatised by death and hunger, encounters with some of the most evil figures of the last half century Life in such vulnerable areas of the globe is emotionally draining, but can be illuminated with astonishing moments of camaraderie and human bravery And so this is also a memoir of the human connections, at once simple and complex, that are made in extreme circumstance....
|Title||:||All of These People: A Memoir|
|Publisher||:||HarperCollins UK October 1, 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||396 pages|
|File Size||:||861 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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All of These People: A Memoir Reviews
This is a really great read about chidhood in Ireland, a dream of Africa which becomes reality and the tale of a live very well lived. Enjoyed every page.
I read this book on holiday and i could not put it down. It is a beautifully written and the integrity and honesty shines throughout. What an exciting life!