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Therefore when cdack the opportunity to leave, improving their standard of living, most of the residents were reasonably supportive. This pullinnger an approach whereby decisions and actions are undertaken by those in authority with little input from other stakeholders.

The Walled City existed as a military base from when Hong Kong was part of China, and in the wall from which the Walled City gained its name was built. Wednesday, 29 February ‘Crack in the Wall’: I recorded the entire interview on a Dictaphone and I must thank my friend Nancy for spending several hours translating the interview when I got back to the UK.

Damian Pang rated it liked it Feb 03, Bridie Knight rated it it was ok May 06, Open Preview See a Problem? Lists with This Book. Although I found her story inspiring, it was the setting that took my interest- the Kowloon Walled Cityan urban slum in the centre of Hong Kong. Olly rated it it was ok Apr 22, Susan rated it really liked it Feb 01, Nick Danziger is puullinger award-winning photographer whose work upllinger published in “Danziger’s Travels”.

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Today, the drug addicts who came off heroin painle This is a photographic account of Jackie Pullinger’s work in Hong Kong which through interviews provides a gripping portrait of the drug addicts, prostitutes, Triad gang members and society’s outcasts who live in the Walled City. The book contains many many stories of people who have got over addiction and physical ailments through Jackie Pullinger’s work and through God.

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If you’re interested in faith healing and missionary work I was really th in learning about Kowloon. Elaine rated it liked it Mar 07, Want to Read saving….

Today, the drug addicts who came off heroin painlessly are ministering to others. As I mentioned earlier, the Chinese government had previously blocked attempts to demolish the Kowloon Walled City; however inwith the signing of the Sino British Joint Declaration which stated that Hong Kong would be returned to China inthe issues surrounding the status of the Kowloon Walled City changed.

Besides rolling my eyes at a user of 17 years getting clean in a half hour because he prayed, what I read was very poorly written.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions It’s hard to believe any of them when they all read so formulaically. I was having a perm when people were coming in saying that they have surrounded the place. Michael Arnold rated it it was amazing May 06, In reality, this did not happen and China maintained jurisdiction of the area. There was also the ever present danger of people looking to either protect their own rackets or territory and others looking to pounce on any opportunity to prey on the unwary or most unfortunate inhabitants of the Walled City.

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At the age of 22 she wanted to be a missionary, so she wrote to various missionary organizations. Chris rated it it was ok Mar 21, At the age of 22 she moved to Hong Kong and began to reach out to the people of the Walled City. Nov 20, Elaine rated it it was ok. Aimee rated it it was ok Jul 14, Valerie rated it really liked it Jan 30, Retrieved August 14, Dave Barlow rated it really liked it Feb 05, Francis Xavier Matteo Ricci St.

Rachel rated it really liked it Jul 20, Eloise rated it it was amazing Jan puklinger, It describes some of the most incredible stories of people she helped through the Holy Spirit. Views Read Edit View history. In fact, prior to the announcement jac,ieonly a handful of people knew about the decision to demolish the Kowloon Walled City.

A key reason why the Walled City was not demolished until was that the clearance was a politically sensitive issue.

No trivia or quizzes yet. We could only move out and nothing could move in, not even mattresses. Sue rated it liked it Jul 09, It was unlike anywhere I had seen before and quite different from other urban slums such as Dharavi in Mumbai — for starters it appeared to have grown upwards rather than outwards.

Ting Wang Weifan Liu Xiaofeng. Really powerful stories of junkie lives turned around in 80s Kowloon.