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Paperbackpages. Pullinger graduated from the Royal College of Music in London having specialized in the oboe. It was unlike anywhere I had seen before and quite different from other urban slums such as Dharavi in Mumbai — for starters it appeared to have grown upwards rather than outwards.

Crack In the Wall by Pullinger, Jackie

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Views Read Edit View history. Rachel rated it really liked it Jul 20, Francis Xavier Matteo Ricci St. 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.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The Walled City existed as a military base from when Hong Kong was part of China, and in the wall from which the Walled City gained its name was built.

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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. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


She has been ministering in Hong Kong since Books by Jackie Pullinger. This book had a big impact on me when I read it. Looking for beautiful books? Olly rated it it was ok Apr 22, As I read more pulinger the book I discovered that the Walled City had been demolished in — but in some ways this just added allure. By December it housed people. Nick Danziger is an award-winning photographer whose work was published in “Danziger’s Travels”.

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.

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At the age of 22 she moved to Hong Kong and began to reach out to the people of the Walled City. There was also walp ever present danger of people looking to either protect their own rackets or territory and others looking to pounce on any opportunity to prey on the unwary or most unfortunate inhabitants of the Walled City.

This is an approach whereby decisions and actions are undertaken by those in authority with little crackk from other stakeholders. Chris rated it it was ok Mar 21, Mar 20, Lauren Noel Ottwell rated it liked it.

The author has been in Hong Kong for 21 years, working with the poor tye drug addicts, and is the author of “Chasing The Dragon”. Craci Fields rated it liked it Oct 23, It describes some of the most incredible stories of people she helped through the Holy Spirit. Oct 28, Nicholas Matthews rated it really liked it. Lists with This Book. Valerie rated it really liked it Jan 30, To find this out, I arranged a meeting with Sir David Akers-Jones who was acting governor of Hong Kong between and subsequently Chairman of the Hong Kong Housing Authority between and — he was the ideal person to speak to as not only was he a key player in the decision to clear the Walled City, but he was also involved in process of clearance and demolition.


As I mentioned earlier, the Chinese government had previously blocked attempts to demolish the Kowloon Walled City; however inwith the signing of the Sino British Joint Declaration which stated that Hong Kong would be returned to China inthe issues surrounding the status of the Kowloon Walled City changed. At first she wanted to go to Africabut then she had a dream that impressed upon her inn idea of going to Hong Kong. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Karen rated it really liked it Dec 22, Damian Pang rated it liked it Feb 03, Crack in the Wall: Trivia About Crack in the Wall Her ministry started with only a handful of people but has grown steadily over the last fifty years.

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The early years of her Hong Kong ministry are chronicled in the book Chasing the Dragon I was really interested in learning about Kowloon. Return to Jackiee Page. Today, the drug addicts who came off heroin painlessly are ministering to others.

There is very little in here about the Walled City and a lot of what is written seems faulty from what else i’ve read. Dave Barlow rated it really liked it Feb 05, Stephen’s Society, which is involved in drug rehabilitation in Hong Kong and the Philipines. Employees of the Hong Kong Housing Authority were only informed on the day of the announcement, after which they immediately had to undertake a census survey of all households living in the Walled City.