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It’s hard to believe any of them when they all read so formulaically. 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. Stephen’s Society, which is involved in drug pkllinger in Hong Kong and the Philipines.

Joy Kuykendall rated it it was amazing Jun 09, Pulligner Xavier Matteo Ricci St. Views Read Edit View history. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers qall over 50 million reviews. A top-down approach was taken towards the demolition process. Royal College of MusicLondon. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The London Gazette Supplement. Christianity in China portal. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book is not about Kowloon.

Crack In the Wall by Pullinger, Jackie

So in terms of political consequences of the demolition, there were none at all; if anything, it could have improved relations between the two countries by promoting further cooperation. If you’re interested craci faith healing and missionary work, I guess this would be an interesting read, but I didn’t read anything worth recommending. Return to Book Page. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Her ministry eall with only a handful of people but has grown steadily over the last fifty years. This book is written by a missionary and is about how heroin addicts were healed by God. Mar 20, Lauren Noel Ottwell rated it liked it. She founded the St. The author has been in Hong Kong for 21 years, working with the poor and drug addicts, and is the author of “Chasing The Dragon”.


Open Preview See a Problem? Jackie got to know some of the gang members and leaders, despite the danger, and helped them to find that Jesus can give a purpose and reason for living with out having jackiie use drugs.

In spring last year I came across a book in a charity shop that pullingdr my eye. At the age of 22 she wanted to be a missionary, so she wrote to various missionary organizations.

Crack in the Wall: The Life and Death of Kowloon Walled City by Jackie Pullinger

The early years of her Iin Kong ministry are chronicled in the book Chasing the Dragon Neither could speak English so I dragged along a couple of my new friends to ask the questions. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely kackie for kids, photography lovers and more. The issue of jurisdiction was the underlying cause of all of the problems in the Walled City — mainly because the British administration was unable to enforce Hong Kong law there since it was technically Chinese territory and the Chinese did not implement Chinese law either.

Paperbackpages. Therefore when given the opportunity to leave, improving their standard of living, most of the residents were reasonably supportive. The lack of involvement of the residents may evoke negative images of people being forced out of their homes and bulldozers turning up unexpectedly to knock down all of the buildings, but this was not the case and actually the approach appeared to be successful.

Quiet Fields rated it liked it Oct 23, We could only move out and nothing could move in, not even mattresses. Nick rated it liked it Aug 08, Aimee rated it it was ok Jul 14, Elaine rated it liked it Mar 07, Newer Post Older Post Home. I was having a perm when people were coming in saying that they have surrounded the place.


This combined with information from other sources had led me to conclude that in this case, the top-down approach was very successful and in many ways it challenged my prejudices against this approach to redevelopment. Michael Arnold rated it it was amazing May 06, Valerie rated it really liked it Jan 30, Lance Towers rated it liked it Aug 29, As I read more of the book I discovered that the Walled City had been demolished in — but in some ways this just added allure.

Feb 26, Andrew Kline rated it did not like it. Also, about half way through, it seemed to switch to a completely different location I just skimmed and looked at pictures after page Unfortunately, there are very few books on the subject of the Kowloon Walled City, so I decided that the best option would be to travel to Hong Kong and find much of the information myself.

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Crack In the Wall

Description 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. Crack in the Wall. She has been ministering in Hong Kong since This book had a big impact on me when I read it.

Susan rated it really liked it Feb puolinger,