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HOME FREE: AN AMERICAN ROAD TRIP
BEARING THE BRUISE: A LIFE GRACED BY HAITI
In the wake of the devastating January 2010 earthquake, he resolved to write the story of how Haiti permanently and profoundly changed his understanding of human life and history in this world. To complete Bearing the Bruise: A Life Graced by Haiti (2012) he returned to Haiti three times in 2010 and 2011, and his account of the quake’s aftermath is deeply informed by 30 years’ worth of personal experience. “Haiti is a place for big questions,” he writes. “A heartfelt account … an informed perspective on many of the political and social complexities that vex those who seek to make common cause with Haiti.” – Paul Farmer
OVERTAKEN BY EVENTS: A PAKISTAN ROAD TRIP
Overtaken By Events: A Pakistan Road Trip (2010) recounts Ethan Casey’s journey from Mumbai, India – three months after a major terrorist attack on that city – to Karachi, Pakistan. Updating the story told in Casey’s acclaimed 2004 travel book Alive and Well in Pakistan, Overtaken By Events humanizes Pakistanis for a global readership and offers compelling perspectives on events during a volatile period in a chronically volatile country, from the assassination of Benazir Bhutto to the “lawyers’ movement” for the restoration of an independent judiciary. “Compulsively readable” – Bapsi Sidhwa
ALIVE AND WELL IN PAKISTAN: A HUMAN JOURNEY IN A DANGEROUS TIME
Alive and Well in Pakistan: A Human Journey in a Dangerous Time (2004) is an essential document of Pakistan just as its people were being drawn into the vortex of 21st-century events from which they, and the world, have yet to emerge. Spanning both sides of the wrenching events of September 11, 2001, it covers the first decade of Casey’s acquaintance with Pakistan and includes accounts of his visits to disputed Kashmir Valley at the height of the unrest there in the mid-1990s, as well as a semester he spent teaching in Lahore in 2003-04. “The author’s real journey is a search for common humanity.” – The Daily Telegraph