Shame - Confessions of an Aid Worker in Africa by Jillian Reilly

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Twenty-three-year-old Jillian Reilly went to southern Africa in 1993 at the close of apartheid, desperate to 'do good'. She only planned to stay for six months, but the promise of playing savior was just too great. Jillian's career in the aid industry flourished. To all the world, she looked like a successful 'do-gooder' - even a precocious one. If only she weren't being suffocated by her own sense of futility. Jillian left southern Africa in 2000 quite clear that the only person she could save was herself. 'Shame' is her story: the story of a young American woman growing up, and old, in Africa. Realizing her own limitations, and the sorry realities of the big business of doing good.
 

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Published June 30, 2012 by Moonshine Media. 234 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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