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di Giovanni's awards include the International Women's Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Prize, Foreign Correspondent of the Year and two Amnesty International Media Awards. Her TED Talk, 'What I saw in the war', has received over a million viewsThe Vanishing will cement Janine di Giovanni's position alongside writers such as the Nobel Prize-winning Svetlana Alexeivich, Marie Colvin, Christina Lamb and Lindsey HilsumJanine di Giovanni is a journalist and author, and Senior Fellow and Lecturer at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. She has won more than a dozen prizes, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Blake Dodd Prize; her other awards include the National Magazine Award, two Amnesty International Prizes and the prestigious Courage in Journalism Prize. She is the author of nine books; her most recent, The Morning They Came for Us, was translated into 30 languages and was a finalist for the New York Public Library Award. di Giovanni was awarded the Foreign Correspondent Association Professional Excellence Award in 2021. She lives in Manhattan with her son. janinedigiovanni.com**Longlisted for the Moore Prize for Human Rights Writing** 'A tragic portrait of a disappearing world, created with passion and literary grace' SALMAN RUSHDIE 'Janine di Giovanni is a humane and persistent witness' HISHAM MATAR 'Profoundly moving' MARK TULLY _______________________ The Vanishing reveals the plight and possible extinction of Christian communities across Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine after 2,000 years in their historical homeland. Some of the countries that first nurtured and characterized Christianity - along the North African Coast, on the Euphrates and across the Middle East and Arabia - are the ones in which it is likely to first go extinct. Christians are already vanishing. We are past the tipping point, now tilted toward the end of Christianity in its historical homeland. Christians have fled the lands where their prophets wandered, where Jesus Christ preached, where the great Doctors and hierarchs of the early church established the doctrinal norms that would last millennia. From Syria to Egypt, the cities of northern Iraq to the Gaza Strip, ancient communities, the birthplaces of prophets and saints, are losing any living connection to the religion that once was such a characteristic feature of their social and cultural lives. In The Vanishing, Janine di Giovanni has combined astonishing journalistic work to discover the last traces of small, hardy communities where ancient rituals are quietly preserved amid 360 degree threats. Full of faith and hope, di Giovanni's riveting personal stories make a unique act of pre-archeology: the last chance to visit the living religion before all that will be left are the stones of the past.A powerful investigation into the plight of the remaining Christians in the Middle East by the multi-award-winning journalist described as 'one of our generation's finest foreign correspondents' (Daily Telegraph)A tragic portrait of a disappearing world, created with all of the great Janine di Giovanni's passion and literary graceAn award-winning war correspondent, with a particular expertise on the Middle East, di Giovanni focuses on the persecution and "vanishing" of Christian communities in the Middle East - the birthplace of the religion. Focusing in particular on Egypt, Gaza, Iraq and Syria, she examines the impact of Islamist militancy and tells the stories of the individuals and families affectedJanine di Giovanni, a former winner of the Courage in Journalism prize, is a shining example of the dwindling band of investigative reportersdi Giovanni brings a compassionate perspective to her narrative, interweaving complex, sometimes dense history with evocative vignettes and interviewsExtraordinary ... di Giovanni has a fine way of capturing landscapes and people Janine di Giovanni is a humane and persistent witness who knows when to stand out of the way, has a unique ability to be both unflinching and tender and, most importantly, never forgets that war is always a human tragedy. And because the story of Arab Christians is also the story of the Arab Middle East, the book is a record of the painfully fractured region, the consequences of war and foreign intrusion, of which its peoples, of all faiths, but particularly its minorities, have suffered mostProfoundly movingJanine di Giovanni's beautifully written and deeply researched study of Christian communities in Iraq, Gaza, Syria, and Egypt is important not only for what it reveals about those vital but largely effaced communities, but also for its careful examination of an issue that is far more complex - as so much is in the Middle East - than typically presented or understood . A compelling and powerful studyGorgeously written and deeply feltJanine di Giovanni, a former winner of the Courage in Journalism prize, is a shining example of the dwindling band of investigative reportersMs di Giovanni brings a compassionate perspective to her narrative, interweaving complex, sometimes dense history with evocative vignettes and interviews There could scarcely be a better person than Janine di Giovanni to write about the disappearing Christians of the Middle East Di Giovanni writes elegantly, her reporting informed partly by being a Christian herselfThis is an interesting work of journalism that mixes personal reflection with a patchwork of reportage Each book of hers should be required reading . In addition to contextualising the conflicts, Janine shared the human stories . She exposes what we find so hard to confront in humanityA moving and insightful portrait of the Middle East's shrinking Christina populationThe Vanishing is unique because di Giovanni is not seeking a solution, and indeed knows there may not be one. As a war reporter for 30 years she knows the reality of man ... I like The Vanishing because it's true, and people in the West need to read the truth, even if they don't like it and can't do anything about itPraise for Janine di Giovanni: It is crucial to reveal the human stories behind the news - and Janine di Giovanni does this with heartbreaking eloquenceLike the work of the Belarussian Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich, Ms. di Giovanni's book gives voice to ordinary people living through a dark time in historySuch reporters as Giovanni, who not only visit but also live (and often die) through wars not their own, are heroicFew writers can match her evocations of individual suffering in wartimeCompelling reportage at its bestJanine di Giovanni has described war in a way that almost makes me think it never needs to be described againRead this book and you may begin to understand what war looks and feels likeJanine di Giovanni writes with unblinking courage about war, death, marriage, motherhood, loss, love, redemption, fear - indeed, about all the world's most pressing risks and dangers ... Her writing here (as ever in her remarkable career) is a great and important achievement

Product Details

Title: TheVanishing
Author: Janine di Giovanni
SKU: BK0442314
EAN: 9781526625830

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Janine di Giovanni has reported on war for 25 years. She has written seven books, including the critically acclaimed Madness Visible, The Place at the End of the World, and, most recently, a biography of the Magnum Photographer Eve Arnold. She is the Middle East Editor of Newsweek, a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and a regular contributor to the New York Times, Granta and Harper's among many others. A frequent foreign policy analyst on British, American and French television, she has won many awards including Granada Television's Foreign Correspondent of the Year Award, the National Magazine Award, two Amnesty International Media Awards, and the Spear's Memoir of the Year Award for Ghosts by Daylight. She is a Fred Pakis scholar in International Affairs at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, has served as the president of the jury of the Prix Bayeux for war reporters and is a media leader at the World Economic Forum, Davos. She lives in Paris with her son. www.janinedigiovanni.com @janinedigi

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