Behind the island paradises, panoramic views and historical sites there often lies a different story. Using her twenty-year experience in the field of human rights, personal anecdotes and the testimonies of survivors, Lucy Popescu explores the various abuses that often go unnoticed or are carefully hidden from the tourist. From torture in the Maldives, the labour camps of China, seeking asylum in Australia to execution in Iran. Inspired by the ethical flying drive and the rise in investment of projects to offset carbon emissions, "The Good Tourist", rather than deterring tourists from their chosen destination, serves as a practical guide to what you can do after your holiday to help a cause or support a people.
Buy The Good Tourist book by Lucy Popescu from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(216mm x 138mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Arcadia Books
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Author Biography - Lucy Popescu
Lucy Popescu has been a human rights campaigner for over twenty years. She has worked with the Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) of English PEN since 1991 and sat on the Foreign Office's Freedom of Expression panel for the last five years. She currently writes a monthly column for Literary Review, entitled Silenced Voices, and a blog, featuring persecuted writers, for the Guardian online. She also reviews and writes about theatre. She has recently co-edited Another Sky, an anthology featuring the work of writers PEN has helped over the last thirty years