Monday, November 06, 2006

The Bone Woman by Clea Koff

I thought that this book was extremely interesting. The author is a forensic anthropologist. She describes her work in Rwanda, Bosnia and Croatia. Sometimes it is extremely gory and you can feel the death. From Africa to Europe mass murder is prosecuted by the UN Tribunal. Koff describes the process of gathering the evidence in order to catch these madmen. It is only a job but at times she displays the emotional side of the work. For every body in that mass grave there is or was a relative wanting to hear about the person's disappearance.

I think the most introspective part of the book happened in the Afterword where she hypothesized that there are no ethnic wars only economic wars.



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