For years, Chris McIvor moved from one demanding and difficult job to another as a country director for Save the Children. In this latest book, he charts his experiences in Morocco and Haiti, then in the Cuba that marketing passes by and tourists don’t visit. He has seen the best and the worst of people, and the best and worst of aid in the developing world, but in The World Is Elsewhere he also questions his own journey, and why he has lived like this, always moving, always solitary.
“The book is most valuable when it describes places most tourists wouldn’t get to see or evokes the tedium of living for long periods in a location that at first seems exotic…McIvor’s unique perspective as a clear-eyed aid worker has value.”–Kirkus Reviews2016, 284 pages (Sandstone Press)
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