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by Jay Bahadur

eBook The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World download ISBN: 0307476561
Author: Jay Bahadur
Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (August 21, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 336
ePub: 1131 kb
Fb2: 1536 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Political
Subcategory: Politics and Government

Bahadur seems to admire the pirates’ audacity and resourcefulness, yet at the same time he avoids glamorizing . Pirates of Somalia" is a stupefyingly audacious book. Actually, it brings it a far bit short to call Jay Bahadur's work simply a "book. It's more life-altering project.

Bahadur seems to admire the pirates’ audacity and resourcefulness, yet at the same time he avoids glamorizing them. Brave and exhaustively reported.

Jay Bahadur’s riveting narrative exposé-the first of its kind-looks at who these men are, how they live, the forces that created piracy in Somalia, how the pirates spend the ransom money, how they deal with their hostages.

Jay Bahadur’s riveting narrative exposé-the first of its kind-looks at who these men are, how they live, the forces that created piracy in Somalia, how the pirates spend the ransom money, how they deal with their hostages, among much, much more. It is a revelation of a dangerous world at the epicenter of political and natural disaster. Soon to be a major motion picture.

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The pirates of somalia. Inside Their Hidden World. 300 pp. Pantheon Books. Correction: August 28, 2011. It was one of several - not the first - American-flagged vessels to be seized within 200 years. At least two other such incidents preceded the Maersk Alabama one.

The pirates of Somalia : inside their hidden world, Jay Bahadur. Somalia was a good candidate, jockeying with Iraq and Afghanistan for the title of the most dangerous country in the world. p. cm. eISBN: 978-0-307-90698-4. The country had commanded a soft spot in my heart since my PoliSci days, when I had wistfully dreamt of bringing the astounding democratic success of the tiny self-declared Republic of Somaliland (Puntland’s western neighbour) to the world’s attention. The headline-grabbing hijacking of the tank transport MV Faina in September 2008 presented me with a more realistic opportunity.

Soon to be a major motion pictureThe first close-up look at the hidden world of Somali pirates by a young journalist who dared to make his way into their remote havens and spent a year infiltrating their lives. For centuries, stories of pirates have captured imaginations around the world. The recent ragtag bands of pirates off the coast of Somalia, hijacking multimillion-dollar tankers owned by international shipping conglomerates, have brought the scourge of piracy into the modern era. Jay Bahadur’s riveting narrative exposé—the first of its kind—looks at who these men are, how they live, the forces that created piracy in Somalia, how the pirates spend the ransom money, how they deal with their hostages, among much, much more. It is a revelation of a dangerous world at the epicenter of political and natural disaster.

Comments: (7)
Dagdage
When I first heard about this book while the author was on his book tour, he was described as this kid who'd been unable to find a job as a journalist who had flown to Somalia. So, I had thought this book was an account of how he'd survived after doing this incredibly stupid thing. But in reality he was much smarter than that, he planned his adventure so he had a greater than 50 percent chance of coming home. He hooked up with a local agency that provided him with UN trained bodyguards, secure housing, translators, clan access. So, he wasn't stupid which makes the book much more interesting to read. You get the sense that the local people appreciate that an outsider sat down and let them tell their story, even if their story strains credibility frequently. It is a remarkably fair and balanced account. It is a lively fact-based story.

Where it failed for me was the epilogue where he comes to the conclusion that the solution to the problem is a generous influx of cash with few strings attached. The solution to most problems -- the US educational system, third world garbage pickers, the end to our reliance on fossil fuels, unemployment -- could all be fixed by massive influxes of non-judgmental cash. One more set of people with their hand out, saying just trust us, we'll make somebody's life better, we'll get back to you on that, doesn't really convince me at this point.
Karon
"Pirates of Somalia" is a stupefyingly audacious book. Actually, it brings it a far bit short to call Jay Bahadur's work simply a "book." It's more life-altering project. Bored writing marketing reports, he conceives an idea to fly to Somalia and get the straight scoop on this international phenomenon by talking directly to its protagonists. Amazingly, he finds a willingness in the people he writes to and - a mere weeks later - he's winging it into a nearly ungovernable country meeting up with contacts heretofore unseen. Say what you want about the book's execution, but in terms of sheer audacity of action: Hats off, my man. Bravo.

I knew I was in the right place when Bahadur's references Aidan Hartley's The Zanzibar Chest early on. I view Hartley's book as a masterpiece of reporting and memoir. It's easily one of the best five books I've read. Bahadur quotes a passage in which Hartley "describes in chilling detail the life-and-death importance of clan lineage during the worst days of the [Somalian civil] war." If you see Hartley as your model, I'm in.

Bahadur focuses his reporting on the Puntland State of Somalia, the hotbed of piracy. He seeks to cover what he enumerates as the "four main causes explain[ing] the rise of piracy in Puntland: geopolitics, environmental factors, economic adversity, and breakdown of governance." What makes the book sing: this is no armchair analysis from a comfortable, far-away seat. This is face-to-face, winning-hearts-and-minds, chew-the-khat, ride-the-Toyota Surf-to-the-small-village, meet-the-elders, hire-the-bodyguards-and-translators reporting. Very, very well done.
Zetadda
Very informative. It gave a unique perspective on the crisis.
Quynaus
Excellent factual book on what is going on in Somalia.
Ffleg
Bought the book after watching the movie. Book story line feels redundant at times but otherwise is quite captivating
Kirimath
Freakonomics style read for somali pirates, entertaining and informative!
In this thorough research, Bahadur highlights the reasons for piracy and describes the daily activities of pirates.
Abandoned Electrical
I gave this 3 stars (almost 4) but just could not do it in good faith. I really admire Jay for just
doing this book in the first place. For those who are interested in how and why the Pirates got
started....it's a good book. Some of the book is a little boring....but I did get through it. The
pirate "business models" seemed a little contrived....but who knows...they may be "right on"
I liked his discriptions of the towns and some of the characters he met. I recommend this book!
Chase Johnson
Charlotte NC
Great price and sleeper of a book.