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Written with honesty and emotion, Norman Kember describes in detail his four month ordeal, during which he was imprisoned in a small room and chained to the two Canadian peace activists, James Loney and Harmeet Singh Sooden, and the American Tom Fox, who was later killed by his captors. Kember experiences fear, loneliness, boredom, and at one point, contemplated suicide. Yet his wry sense of humour never quite deserts him.
This book includes previously unseen drawings and notes made by Norman kember, who kept a journal during his captivity and invented games with his fellow captives.
Moving, gripping, and surprising, Hostage in Iraq is a testament to the enduring power of the human spirit.
Hostage in Iraq by Norman Kember was published by Darton Longman & Todd in January 2007 and is our 23550th best seller. The ISBN for Hostage in Iraq is 9780232526998.
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Hostage in IraqMary Bartholomew, via The Good Book Stall
Norman Kember tells his story of the kidnapping of four Christian Pacifists, one of the Christian Peacemaker Teams, while they were on a visit to a Sunni mosque on the outskirts of Baghdad. They had already spent some time visiting and talking with Iraqi people, trying to get a feeling of how they felt about what was going on. Suddenly as they travelled away from the mosque it happened. Kidnap. The driver and Interpreter were dragged from the vehicle and in moments they were at the mercy of their captives. Norman Kember found himself handcuffed to his fellows in a line, with the end one chained to the door. Two Canadians, an American and a Briton, who had only known each other for a few days, and were now to spend four months in close proximity until the American was taken away. This book tells how they passed those interminable hours, and the reader gets an inkling of what it must have been like. Here is the truth of the circumstances of their release, Norman Kember’s state of mind, and his reasoning since his release, and his realisation that good has come from this episode in the coming together of Christians and Moslems who worked together for the captives’ release.
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|Page last updated||2nd August 2017|
|Author / Artist||Norman Kember|
|Publisher||Darton Longman & Todd (January 2007)|
|Number of Pages||224|