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Apr 11, 2023 | ISBN 9781646221158

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“Anjan Sundaram is one of the great reporters of our age. He writes with exceptional courage and deep humanity. An inspiring chronicler of the world and the spirit.” —Fergal Keane, author of The Madness: A Memoir of War, Fear and PTSD

“Propulsive . . . Sundaram’s honest writing serves both the personal and political well.” —Booklist

“Sundaram’s descriptions of wartime Central Africa are riveting, and his political analysis is intriguing . . . An introspective . . . memoir about war and family.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Riveting . . . A powerful study of the forces that tear nations and people apart.” —Publishers Weekly

“A compelling journey of hatred and horror, of compassion and courage, through the wreckage left by French imperialism in the Central African Republic, what should be one of the most prosperous and productive countries in the world, leading the way for Africa. I can hardly imagine the bravery it took to compile this invaluable record” —Noam Chomsky

“A wonderful blend of the public and personal, of war and love, told in clear and beautiful language.” —Gary Shteyngart, author of Our Country Friends

“War destroys countries. War destroys love. At its heart, Breakup is about a forgotten war in a country far away. But it is also a universal story, beautifully written and passionately told, of a seeker on a dangerous journey, about the power of love and the eventual redemption that a child and family can bring. Breakup captures this in all its pain, joy, sadness, and mystery.” —Janine di Giovanni, author of Ghosts by Daylight: Love, War, and Redemption

“I marvel at those journalists who put their lives in peril covering conflicts in countries that most people don’t know exist. Breakup is so gripping that I had to remind myself to breathe. Sundaram’s unflinching reflections on his inner conflict—his doubts, his terror, and the toll his work takes on his marriage—are even more admirable. This is an extraordinary work that will linger in my mind.” —Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone

“Penetrating, courageous, indelible. Anjan Sundaram is an astonishing writer and this is such an important narrative, a terrain so few of us know. We should all read it.” —Sunjeev Sahota, author of China Room

“A breathtaking story, a rare testimony from a foreign journalist that highlights the incredible experience of an oppressed people caught in the crossfire of lawless militiamen in a country almost forgotten by the international media. I recommend that you read this reportage.” —Didier Kassaï, author of A House Without Windows

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