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Swimming with Sharks: Tales from the South Pacific frontline

Swimming with Sharks: Tales from the South Pacific frontline

Author: Michael Field
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'On the last day, we flew out to Manono aboard an RNZAF Iroquois. The doors were open and the beauty of Samoa was literally beneath our feet. I have always known it to be a fragile kind of place: tsunamis, like all the other disasters, big and small, show that we have a pact with nature to enjoy 'paradise'. Sometimes nature reasserts supremacy and paradise becomes a nightmare.' The South Pacific is in the midst of calamitous times. Even now, shops burn and people die in anti-Chinese riots in Papua New Guinea, reporters are censored in Fiji, and countries like the Solomon Islands and Tonga live in non-democratic twilight zones: one occupied by foreign powers, the other controlled by an ageing bachelor king. It is a region ravaged by ongoing tragedy, both natural and man-made. Swimming with Sharks is roving reporter Michael Field's absorbing account of first-hand experiences within this historic unrest. First published August 2010.

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  • : 9780143203735
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : books

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  • : Michael Field
  • : Paperback
  • : 320.995
  • : 256