The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World

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Title: The Pirates of Somalia( Inside Their Hidden World) <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: JayBahadur <>Publisher: VintageBooks

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"Bahadur has gone deep in exploring the causes of this seaborne crime wave, charting its explosive growth and humanizing the brigands who have eluded some of the world's most powerful navies . . . [He] captures the inner workings of Somali piracy in extraordinary detail . . . Bahadur seems to admire the pirates' audacity and resourcefulness, yet at the same time he avoids glamorizing them . . . Brave and exhaustively reported."
--Joshua Hammer, "The New York Times Book Review"

"Bahadur debunks myths about the roots and practices of Somali pirates and presents a remarkable analysis of piracy along the coast of the Horn of Africa . . . This intrepid reporter's fascinating account of piracy is a worthwhile read for scholars of Africa and general audiences alike."
--"Library Journal"

"An insightful report . . . revelatory journalism and astute analysis of causes and solutions that prove far more informative than any TV footage about the contemporary piracy problem."
--"Booklist"

"The inner workings of the world of Somali pirates are astutely explored by Bahadur. . . an engaging account, full of solid analysis. . . What's especially impressive (aside from Bahadur's sheer nerve in insinuating himself among these dangerous men in a lawless corner of the world) is the amassing of multiple perspectives--of pirates and policymakers--that support a rich, suspenseful account."
--"Publishers Weekly"

"A rare inside look. . . a nicely crafted, revealing report."
--"Kirkus Reviews"
"From the Hardcover edition."

"Brave and exhaustively reported. . . . Bahadur has gone deep in exploring the causes of this seaborne crime wave." --"The New York Times Book Review"
"Bahadur has borne witness and seen what no other journalist has seen. He has peeked behind the curtain of the pirates of Somalia in their faraway tribal homelands . . . and lived to tell about it." --"The Boston Globe"
"A fascinating narrative that opens a hitherto largely unknown world to a wider audience." --"San Francisco Chronicle"
"An illuminating guide. . . . Bahadur has probably spent more time with Somali pirates than just about any other Western researcher or writer." --"The New Republic"
"A first-of-its kind book. . . . Takes readers through the evolution of the pirate groups from garrulous, self-proclaimed vigilantes who claim they are protecting Somalia's waters from illegal fishing vessels to the deadly criminal gangs they are today." --"Associated Press
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"Convincing. . . . In Bahadur's telling, the fractured, tribal governance of Somalia's territories is almost unbelievable in its dysfunction. And the year-by-year evolution of Somalian piracy is mesmerizing. . . . Look to "The Pirates of Somalia "for an aggregation
of all the news stories about this phenomenon over the past four years, with the additional, intimate layer--stories of the pirates from the pirates themselves--that no one else was reckless enough to get." --"The Plain Dealer"
" "
"This vivid and intelligent study of Somali pirates uncovers the reckless men behind the nation's most lucrative business. . . . A
balanced and fascinating portrait." --"The Sunday Times "(London)
"An insightful report. . . . Revelatory journalism and astute analysisof causes and solutions that prove far more informative than any
TV footage about the contemporary piracy problem." --"Booklist"
" "
"An engaging account, full of solid analysis. . . . What's especially impressive (aside from Bahadur's sheer nerve in insinuating himself among these dangerous men in a lawless corner of the world) is the amassing of multiple perspectives--of pirates and policymakers-- that support a rich, suspenseful account." --"Publishers Weekly"

Brave and exhaustively reported. . . . Bahadur has gone deep in exploring the causes of this seaborne crime wave. The New York Times Book Review
Bahadur has borne witness and seen what no other journalist has seen. He has peeked behind the curtain of the pirates of Somalia in their faraway tribal homelands . . . and lived to tell about it. The Boston Globe
A fascinating narrative that opens a hitherto largely unknown world to a wider audience. San Francisco Chronicle
"An illuminating guide. . . . Bahadur has probably spent more time with Somali pirates than just about any other Western researcher or writer. The New Republic
A first-of-its kind book. . . . Takes readers through the evolution of the pirate groups from garrulous, self-proclaimed vigilantes who claim they are protecting Somalia s waters from illegal fishing vessels to the deadly criminal gangs they are today. Associated Press

Convincing. . . . In Bahadur s telling, the fractured, tribal governance of Somalia s territories is almost unbelievable in its dysfunction. And the year-by-year evolution of Somalian piracy is mesmerizing. . . . Look to The Pirates of Somalia for an aggregation
of all the news stories about this phenomenon over the past four years, with the additional, intimate layer stories of the pirates from the pirates themselves that no one else was reckless enough to get. The Plain Dealer

This vivid and intelligent study of Somali pirates uncovers the reckless men behind the nation s most lucrative business. . . . A
balanced and fascinating portrait. The Sunday Times (London)
An insightful report. . . . Revelatory journalism and astute analysisof causes and solutions that prove far more informative than any
TV footage about the contemporary piracy problem. Booklist

An engaging account, full of solid analysis. . . . What s especially impressive (aside from Bahadur s sheer nerve in insinuating himself among these dangerous men in a lawless corner of the world) is the amassing of multiple perspectives of pirates and policymakers that support a rich, suspenseful account. Publishers Weekly

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-Brave and exhaustively reported. . . . Bahadur has gone deep in exploring the causes of this seaborne crime wave.- --The New York Times Book Review
-Bahadur has borne witness and seen what no other journalist has seen. He has peeked behind the curtain of the pirates of Somalia in their faraway tribal homelands . . . and lived to tell about it.- --The Boston Globe
-A fascinating narrative that opens a hitherto largely unknown world to a wider audience.- --San Francisco Chronicle
-An illuminating guide. . . . Bahadur has probably spent more time with Somali pirates than just about any other Western researcher or writer.- --The New Republic
-A first-of-its kind book. . . . Takes readers through the evolution of the pirate groups from garrulous, self-proclaimed vigilantes who claim they are protecting Somalia's waters from illegal fishing vessels to the deadly criminal gangs they are today.- --Associated Press

-Convincing. . . . In Bahadur's telling, the fractured, tribal governance of Somalia's territories is almost unbelievable in its dysfunction. And the year-by-year evolution of Somalian piracy is mesmerizing. . . . Look to The Pirates of Somalia for an aggregation
of all the news stories about this phenomenon over the past four years, with the additional, intimate layer--stories of the pirates from the pirates themselves--that no one else was reckless enough to get.- --The Plain Dealer

-This vivid and intelligent study of Somali pirates uncovers the reckless men behind the nation's most lucrative business. . . . A
balanced and fascinating portrait.- --The Sunday Times (London)
-An insightful report. . . . Revelatory journalism and astute analysisof causes and solutions that prove far more informative than any
TV footage about the contemporary piracy problem.- --Booklist

-An engaging account, full of solid analysis. . . . What's especially impressive (aside from Bahadur's sheer nerve in insinuating himself among these dangerous men in a lawless corner of the world) is the amassing of multiple perspectives--of pirates and policymakers-- that support a rich, suspenseful account.- --Publishers Weekly



"Brave and exhaustively reported. . . . Bahadur has gone deep in exploring the causes of this seaborne crime wave." --The New York Times Book Review

"Bahadur has borne witness and seen what no other journalist has seen. He has peeked behind the curtain of the pirates of Somalia in their faraway tribal homelands . . . and lived to tell about it." --The Boston Globe

"A fascinating narrative that opens a hitherto largely unknown world to a wider audience." --San Francisco Chronicle

"An illuminating guide. . . . Bahadur has probably spent more time with Somali pirates than just about any other Western researcher or writer." --The New Republic

"A first-of-its kind book. . . . Takes readers through the evolution of the pirate groups from garrulous, self-proclaimed vigilantes who claim they are protecting Somalia's waters from illegal fishing vessels to the deadly criminal gangs they are today." --Associated Press

"Convincing. . . . In Bahadur's telling, the fractured, tribal governance of Somalia's territories is almost unbelievable in its dysfunction. And the year-by-year evolution of Somalian piracy is mesmerizing. . . . Look to The Pirates of Somalia for an aggregation
of all the news stories about this phenomenon over the past four years, with the additional, intimate layer--stories of the pirates from the pirates themselves--that no one else was reckless enough to get." --The Plain Dealer

"This vivid and intelligent study of Somali pirates uncovers the reckless men behind the nation's most lucrative business. . . . A
balanced and fascinating portrait." --The Sunday Times (London)

"An insightful report. . . . Revelatory journalism and astute analysisof causes and solutions that prove far more informative than any
TV footage about the contemporary piracy problem." --Booklist

"An engaging account, full of solid analysis. . . . What's especially impressive (aside from Bahadur's sheer nerve in insinuating himself among these dangerous men in a lawless corner of the world) is the amassing of multiple perspectives--of pirates and policymakers-- that support a rich, suspenseful account." --Publishers Weekly

About the Author:

Jay Bahadur's articles have appeared in The Times (London), The New York Times, the Financial Times, and The Globe and Mail (Toronto). He has advised the United States State Department and has worked as a freelance correspondent for CBS News. Bahadur currently lives in Nairobi, where he works as managing editor of the news site Somalia Report.

www.jaybahadur.com
Twitter: @PuntlandPirates

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