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A Small Corner of Hell by Anna Politkovskaya
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Jun 05, 08

Read in June, 2008

Politkovskaya's simple yet striking accounts really make the reader feel present, struggling right alongside the Chechen people during their "occupation" by the Russians. When you close the book, you leave for a moment the grandmother who was shot in her bed, the child who witnessed his father's kidnapping, the woman who was raped, the man who was tortured, the family who starved to death. But the human rights violations are real, and continuing, with little to no outside aid.

And the author was killed in 2006 for her courage in exposing the atrocities.
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