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I am about to be left in charge of the office. I'm not sure I am ready for the responsibility, so I double-check with my boss. He reassures me. 'You'll be fine, Marianne. As long as no one kills Amanullah Khan, you'll be fine.' By midday, Amanullah Khan is dead. In 2006 Marianne Elliott, a human rights lawyer from New Zealand, was stationed with the UN in Herat. Several mo I am about to be left in charge of the office. I'm not sure I am ready for the responsibility, so I double-check with my boss. He reassures me. 'You'll be fine, Marianne. As long as no one kills Amanullah Khan, you'll be fine.' By midday, Amanullah Khan is dead. In 2006 Marianne Elliott, a human rights lawyer from New Zealand, was stationed with the UN in Herat. Several months into her new role an important tribal leader is assassinated while she is in charge of the local UN office. She must try to defuse the situation before it leads to widespread bloodshed. And this is just the beginning of her story in Afghanistan. Zen Under Fire is a vivid account of Marianne's experience living and working in the world's most notorious battlefield. As well as sharing the incredible details of her UN role, Marianne tells the very personal story of the shattering effect that the high-stress environment had on her and her relationships, and asks what it really means to do good in a country that is under seige from within. This is an honest, moving and at times terrifying true story of a woman's time peacekeeping in one of the most dangerous places on earth.


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I am about to be left in charge of the office. I'm not sure I am ready for the responsibility, so I double-check with my boss. He reassures me. 'You'll be fine, Marianne. As long as no one kills Amanullah Khan, you'll be fine.' By midday, Amanullah Khan is dead. In 2006 Marianne Elliott, a human rights lawyer from New Zealand, was stationed with the UN in Herat. Several mo I am about to be left in charge of the office. I'm not sure I am ready for the responsibility, so I double-check with my boss. He reassures me. 'You'll be fine, Marianne. As long as no one kills Amanullah Khan, you'll be fine.' By midday, Amanullah Khan is dead. In 2006 Marianne Elliott, a human rights lawyer from New Zealand, was stationed with the UN in Herat. Several months into her new role an important tribal leader is assassinated while she is in charge of the local UN office. She must try to defuse the situation before it leads to widespread bloodshed. And this is just the beginning of her story in Afghanistan. Zen Under Fire is a vivid account of Marianne's experience living and working in the world's most notorious battlefield. As well as sharing the incredible details of her UN role, Marianne tells the very personal story of the shattering effect that the high-stress environment had on her and her relationships, and asks what it really means to do good in a country that is under seige from within. This is an honest, moving and at times terrifying true story of a woman's time peacekeeping in one of the most dangerous places on earth.

34 review for Zen Under Fire: A New Zealand Woman's Story of Love & War in Afghanistan

  1. 5 out of 5

    Maggie Franz

    The story of a modern day heroine, Zen Under Fire is a self-authored testament to the power of yoga. Marianne Elliott may not like being called a heroine – in fact after reading her book I am sure of it, but what else can you call a woman who puts aside safety, job security, and proximity to family and friends to go off and accomplish humanitarian aid during war torn Afghanistan? This fascinating read is a much-needed glimpse into the people, the culture and situation that is life in the shadow The story of a modern day heroine, Zen Under Fire is a self-authored testament to the power of yoga. Marianne Elliott may not like being called a heroine – in fact after reading her book I am sure of it, but what else can you call a woman who puts aside safety, job security, and proximity to family and friends to go off and accomplish humanitarian aid during war torn Afghanistan? This fascinating read is a much-needed glimpse into the people, the culture and situation that is life in the shadow of the Taliban. As American’s we hear so much about this part of the world, and it always seems that news is delivered in lumps. Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq all run together and become a muddled mess. Marianne Elliott has provided us with a truth about the different types of people from this region, has given insight into their culture, which before might have seemed archaic. Most importantly she has shown the world that good can and is being accomplished. Read more of the review here: http://www.blackdogspeaks.com/zen-und...

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    Michelle

    Truly awful. The worst book have read in a long time. A self-absorbed, neurotic diatribe.

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