Don’t Look Away! Snapshots of Congo and the Pygmies of Mubambiro is the story of Australian Barbara Rose Ferguson’s unique experiences in the remote and war-torn African nation, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Over a period of ten years she formed precious relationships with women who had survived unimaginable brutality and found a new passion in life in working for a band of destitute and despised Pygmies. This is an authentic, ‘warts and all’ account from someone who has spent a lifetime working, researching and teaching in the field of international aid on the frontline in two war-torn countries, and eight years in one of the most troubled parts of the world involved with arguably the most disadvantaged people in the world: Pygmies.
Don’t Look Away!
Snapshots of Congo and the Pygmies of Mubambiro
Publish date: 6/11/2019
Publisher: Morning Star Publishing
Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm
Dr Keith Suter, Managing Director: www.global-directions.com –
Dr Barbara Ferguson is an Australian humanitarian ambassador. She served with distinction in Vietnam for an international charity, and over four decades later she is now working in Congo. You are never too old to do good. Don’t Look Away! is the inspiring story of a brave woman working voluntarily in horrendous circumstances. In this selfish era of ‘greed is good’ and ‘look out for number one’, this book is a reminder that there are still some big-hearted Australians risking their lives for worthy causes.
Dr Michael Nest, Congo specialist and award-winning author of three books on Central Africa. –
With humour and humility, Barbara Ferguson shows what people can achieve when led by their conscience. Don’t Look Away! transports us to the heart of humanitarian action and the complications of working in a war zone. Inspirational for those who want to make a difference.