At Mays meeting the 1st Wednesday group discussed:
Band-aid for a broken leg: being a doctor without borders by Damien Brown.
Damien Brown is a twenty-nine-year-old Australian doctor, inexperienced but motivated by a strong desire to help, when he arrives in Angola – an impoverished, war-torn country in south west Africa – for a six-month posting with Medecins Sans Frontieres. It’s his first stint with the organisation, and he thinks he is ready.
- Terrifying knew nothing about Angola
- The religious conflicts were disturbing
- Reminds us of the unfairness of war
- Stark contrast between situation and western life
- Probably nothing can prepare someone for the conflicts of war
- A bit repetitive at times
- Didn’t tell us much about Thailand
- Author mindful of his own differences and limitations
- Lack of resources
- Differences between the locations and challenges quite frightening
- Really stirred the group