Description - Good Tourist by Lucy Popescu
Behind the island paradises, panoramic views and historical sites there often lies a much misaligned - and tragic - story. Using her 20 year experience in the field of human rights as well as 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, maltreatment in the labour camps in China to execution in Iran. Inspired by the current push to offset carbon emissions, this is a practical guide to ethical holidays.
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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