One woman's exploration of the conflict that is splitting apart her homeland . . .
The first account written by a Russian woman of the Chechen conflict, 'A Dirty War' is an edgy and intense study of a country in crisis. Exasperated at the Russian government's attempt to manipulate media coverage of the war in Chechnya, journalist Anna Politkovskaya set off for the front line to report back and keep events in the public eye.
In a series of articles from July 1999 to February 2000 she vividly describes the atrocities and abuses of the war, whether it is the corruption at the heart of post-Communist Russia or the equally spurious arguments and abominable behaviours of the Chechen authorities.
In these courageous reports, Politkovskaya excoriates male stupidity and brutality on both sides of the conflict and interviews the civilians whose homes and communities have been laid waste, leaving them nowhere to live and nothing and no one to believe in.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 01 / 2008
- 148 x 210 x 26mm