Swimming in uncharted waters. Reports from Cambodia

G.D.M. Wijers

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This is 2006 and my home is Phnom Penh. I’m on a placement
for a volunteer organization that aims at the sharing of
skills and knowledge for a local salary. My years in Cambodia
have their highs and lows but hours of careless happiness
are hard to come by. There is commiseration and compassion,
camaraderie, self-doubt, euphoria, dismay and desperation.
My pen and paper provide me with an escape to sanity while
I catch myself writing down the same basic question, again
and again: “What are all these people like me doing here?”
This is a personal story filled with observations and doubts.
This is not the truth. These are my reports from Cambodia.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAnyBook Publishers
Number of pages178
ISBN (Print)9789491030116
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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