Figure 1 Spring 2017 Books by Raincoast Books

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figure 1 s17 radio okapi kindu the station that helped bring peace to the congo a memoir by jennifer bakody when jennifer bakody steps off the plane in the democratic republic of the congo in 2004 she walks right into the hardest and most inspiring job an idealistic young journalist from nova scotia could ever imagine six years of war involving eight countries and several million deaths have just ended in a ceasefire a week later bakody finds herself two thousand kilometres up the congo river in the heart of the jungle managing a small un-backed radio station welcome to radio okapi kindu welcome too to its team of hard-working local reporters determined to cover the country s rapid march towards elections one day rebel soldiers are walking out of the jungle and handing in their weapons the next the station is airing comedy sketches and messages asking after missing people figure 1 on sale may 1/17 5.50 x 8.50 • 300 pages 9781927958971 • $22.95 • pb biography political notes promotion when a public lynching is followed by an outbreak of violence bakody begins to realize how little she understands congolese politics and how little she has at stake compared to her colleagues several of whom will die in the next decade maintaining the rigour of radio okapi s editorial line suddenly seems like a matter of life and death can one small station known as the frequency of peace stand the strain radio okapi kindu is a touching memoir of a young journalist?s coming of age and a love song to a poor but astonishingly beautiful country recovering from six years of war author bio jennifer bakody is a freelance journalist who’s spent the last 20 years working for the cbc un bbc cnn and radio france in canada the congo haiti hong kong london paris and the philippines she grew up in dartmouth nova scotia and studied journalism at university of king’s college in halifax she currently lives in paris with her husband and daughter radio okapi kindu is her first book sales rep • page 5/7