At a Crossroads
Niyogi Books, Hardcover, 9789381523858, 140pp.
Publication Date: February 7, 2014
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Lyrical travel writing and hard-hitting reportage from the remote border region where Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan all meet - one of the last truly unexplored frontiers for Western journalism. Powerful accompanying photographs showcase this rugged, dangerous but beautiful landscape and the struggles of a poorly understood people - the Baloch - desperate to maintain their own national identity. A fascinating account of British reporter Willem Marx's travels in Balochistan; a forbidding, forbidden and largely forgotten province of Pakistan that is currently immersed in civil conflict. The French photojournalist Marc Wattrelot has captured some spectacular images during their time spent in this little-known corner of the world. "Balochistan at a Crossroads" provides remarkable insight into this formidable region, rarely seen by the outside world.This book presents many aspects of Balochistan - its past and present, its people and places. It is an account that offers an entirely new perspective on a harsh and unforgiving landscape and the people who call it home.
About the Author
Willem Marx grew up in the UK, studied Classics at Oxford University, before graduating from New York University with an MA in Journalism. He has traveled on assignment to more than 40 countries in five continents, and his writing has been published by Harpers Magazine, The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, Prospect and Businessweek. He has also worked as a television journalist at ABC News, Al Jazeera English and CBS News, and is currently a correspondent for Bloomberg TV, based in New York. Marc Wattrelot grew up in Paris, France where he attended the Sorbonne University and Sciences Po Toulouse. There he studied Geography, Political Science and Journalism. His photographic work in Balochistan won the Anthropographia Honorary Mention and has been exhibited at the New York Photo Festival, the Forum for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, at the Gijon Photojournalism Festival in Spain and in Paris. Marc was based in New Delhi for three years where he worked as a journalist for several French television channels. He is now based in Beirut with his family, and works as a documentary filmmaker throughout the Arab world.