Christina Lamb

Christina Lamb


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in London, The United Kingdom
May 15, 1966

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Christina Lamb OBE is one of Britain's leading foreign correspondents. She has been named Foreign Correspondent of the Year five times in the British Press Awards and What the Papers Say Awards and in 2007 was winner of the Prix Bayeux Calvados - one of the world's most prestigious prizes for war correspondents, for her reporting from Afghanistan.

She has won numerous other awards starting with Young Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards for her coverage of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in 1988; was part of the News Reporter of the year for BCCI; and won the Foreign Press Association award for reporting on Zimbabwean teachers forced into prostitution, and Amnesty International award for the plight of street children in Ri
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The Sewing Circles of Herat...

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House of Stone: The True St...

4.02 avg rating — 433 ratings — published 2007 — 7 editions
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The Africa House: The True ...

3.95 avg rating — 475 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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Farewell Kabul: From Afghan...

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Small Wars Permitting: Disp...

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Waiting for Allah: Pakistan...

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Tell Me How This Ends: How ...

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The Wrong War: The War on T...

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“At a dinner party in north London, I listened to friends bragging about buying Porsches with their bonuses and sending out from their offices for pizzas and clean shirts because they were clinching a deal and could not leave their desks. I wanted to tell them of a place where every family had lost a son or a husband or had a leg blown off, almost every child seen someone die in a rocket attack and where a small boy had told me his dream was to have a brightly coloured ball. But, when I began to talk about Afghanistan, I watched eyes glaze and felt as if I was trying to have a conversation about a movie no one else had seen.”
Christina Lamb, The Sewing Circles of Herat: A Personal Voyage Through Afghanistan

“I am Malala. My world has changed but I have not.”
Christina Lamb

“All the air power in the world was of little use when what they were really fighting was an ideology, not a conventional army. Our”
Christina Lamb, Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan To A More Dangerous World

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