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Shame - Confessions of an Aid Worker in Africa Jillian Reilly

Shame - Confessions of an Aid Worker in Africa

Jillian Reilly

Published
ISBN : 9781471766565
Paperback
234 pages
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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. Jillians career in the aidMoreTwenty-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. Jillians career in the aid industry flourished. To all the world, she looked like a successful do-gooder - even a precocious one. If only she werent 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.