– Oct 27, 2011
Toronto - Dr. Samantha Nutt, an award-winning humanitarian and Founder & Executive Director of War Child Canada, will release her highly-anticipated new book, Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies, And Aid, on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 through Signal/ McClelland and Stewart Ltd. Damned Nations is a bracing and uncompromising account of Dr. Nutt’s work in some of the most devastated regions of the world. Combining original research with her personal story, Damned Nations is a deeply thoughtful meditation on war as it is being waged around the world.
“Damned Nations captures the most memorable and intense moments I have experienced while working as a doctor and humanitarian in some of the world’s most violent conflicts. More than anything, I wanted this book to be a journey towards understanding. I hope that Damned Nations will be the start of many conversations about war, aid, and what we might do differently.”
- Samantha Nutt
“This is an extraordinarily riveting book. The anecdotes are heart-wrenching, the analysis is trenchant, principled, uncompromising. I read Damned Nations in one sitting, and I regretted that it came to an end. It’s filled with emotional and intellectual power.”
- Stephen Lewis, Former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations, and Chair of the Board of the Stephen Lewis Foundation
“From its opening scenes, my heart was in my throat. Samantha Nutt is a genuine hero. All of us living in the comfort and affluence of industrialized countries owe it to the rest of humanity to read this powerful book.”
- David Suzuki, Co-Founder, The David Suzuki Foundation, and Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia
Samantha Nutt is a medical doctor, acclaimed public speaker, and a leading authority on the impact of war on civilians. Committed to human rights and social justice, her humanitarian work has benefited thousands of war-affected children globally. In July 2011, Dr. Nutt was awarded the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest civilian honour, for her contributions to improving the plight of young people in the world’s worst conflict zones. Dr. Nutt is a staff physician at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
For more information about Damned Nations: www.warchild.ca/damnednations
About War Child:
War Child is an internationally recognized charity that works with children and their families to overcome the challenges of living with, and recovering from, conflict. www.warchild.ca
About McClelland & Stewart:
McClelland & Stewart was founded in Toronto, Ontario in 1906 and has published the works of Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, Christopher Hitchens, Rohinton Mistry, Farley Mowat, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, Mordecai Richler and Pierre Elliott Trudeau. www.mcclelland.com.
For more information:
War Child Canada
(416) 971-7474 ext. 35
Cell: (416) 994-4426