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Don't Ever Whisper by Giff Johnson
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Oct 07, 2013

really liked it

This biography of anti-nuclear campaigner and health worker Darlene Kujo is written by her husband, which gives him a very direct and intimate perspective on her life. However he does not get too drawn into the personal, focussing instead on her dedicated work to improve the health of the Marshallese people, and her quite incredible initiation and establishment of a hugely successful youth health programme using traditional performing arts. There is an incredible amount of detail about the political and bureaucratic activities around her work, but much of this has been relegated to the endnotes which makes it easier to read - if you're interested in the detail it's there but you can also choose to skip it. This book will be relevant for anyone with an interest in Pacific health issues, nuclear issues, youth health programmes, indigenous campaigners, Pacific culture and more. It's important documentation of a courageous woman who made a profound impact during her too-short life.

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October 7, 2013 – Started Reading
October 7, 2013 – Shelved
November 12, 2013 – Finished Reading

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