Richard Swift is an internationally regarded journalist and former editor of New Internationalist magazine. He has done stories from many parts of the world on issues as varied as famine and the plight of farmers, slums, the prison system and struggles for national liberation. Swift is author of The No-Nonsense Guide to Democracy and Trigger Issues: Mosquito, and editor of Ties That Bind: Canada and the Third World. He has also worked as a radio journalist. He lives in Toronto.
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A Booklist Editors' Choice - Book for Youth, 2012
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" an accessible, readable, and fascinating book." CM Magazine
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