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Tea time with terrorists : a motorcycle journey into the heart of Sri Lanka's civil war

Author: Mark Stephen Meadows
Publisher: New York : Soft Skull Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2010.
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Armed with a map, a motorcycle, an infectious sense of humor, and a dim understanding of Sri Lankas war, author, artist, and adventurer Mark Stephen Meadows arrives in the country intending to have, as it were, afternoon tea with terrorists. Figuring that the first step to solving a problem is understanding it, he journeys north into the war zone, interviewing terrorists, generals, and heroin dealers along the way.  Read more...
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Named Person: Mark Stephen Meadows
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Stephen Meadows
ISBN: 9781593762759 1593762755
OCLC Number: 460054502
Description: 303 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Contents: Compromises --
Ahangama --
Colombo --
Kandy --
Sigiriya --
Aluvihara --
Vavuniya --
Kilinochchi --
Jaffna --
The road back --
Addenda.
Responsibility: Mark Stephen Meadows.

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Armed with a map, a motorcycle, an infectious sense of humor, and a dim understanding of Sri Lankas war, author, artist, and adventurer Mark Stephen Meadows arrives in the country intending to have, as it were, afternoon tea with terrorists. Figuring that the first step to solving a problem is understanding it, he journeys north into the war zone, interviewing terrorists, generals, and heroin dealers along the way. He discovers an island of beauty and abundance ground down by three decades of war. As he travels north through Colombo, Kandy, and the damaged city of Jaffna, Meadows gives his riveting take on the war. Known for child conscription and drawn-out torture methods, he explains, the Tamil Tigers also invented suicide bombing and were the first to lace together terrorists and financiers into international networks of militant uprising. In Sri Lanka, Meadows discovers a deep view into an ancient culture. Along the way, he learns to trap an elephant, weave rope from coconut husks, and cast out devils, and he actually has tea with a few terrorists. This is the inspiring story of his journey and an enlightening meditation on the interconnectedness of globalization, the media, and modern terrorism.

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