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Elaine rated it liked it Mar 07, Anny rated it liked it Jan 17, She has been ministering in Hong Kong since Nguyen Santiago rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Refresh and try again.

Unable to find support from missionary organizations, she then sought advice from Richard Thomson, a minister in Shoreditchwho told her that she should buy a ticket for a boat going as far as she could get and to pray to know when to get off the boat. Also, about half way through, it seemed to switch to a completely different location I just skimmed and looked at pictures after page At the age of 22 she moved to Hong Kong and began to reach out to the people of the Walled City.

Crack in the Wall (New Ed.)

It’s hard to believe any of them when they all read so formulaically. Paperbackpages. 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.


I am not trying to tarnish her faith, but this book was bad. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Sue rated it liked it Jul 09, Retrieved August 14, May 20, Chas Bayfield rated it really liked ni. In reality, this did not happen and China maintained jurisdiction of the area. Michael Arnold rated it it was amazing May 06, The author has been in Hong Kong for 21 years, working with the poor and drug addicts, and is the author of “Chasing The Dragon”.

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Jackie Pullinger

Aimee rated it it was ok Jul 14, Therefore when given the opportunity to leave, improving their standard of living, most of the residents were reasonably supportive. Unfortunately, there are very few books on the subject of the Kowloon Walled City, so I decided that the best option ij be to travel to Hong Kong and find much of the information myself.

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She founded the St. Rachel rated it really liked it Jul 20, Oct 28, Nicholas Matthews rated it really liked it. Nov 20, Elaine rated it it was ok. Besides rolling my eyes at a user of 17 years getting clean in a half hour because he prayed, what I read was very poorly written. Neither could speak English so I dragged along a couple of my new friends to ask the questions.

Crack in the Wall: The Life and Death of Kowloon Walled City by Jackie Pullinger

Bridie Knight rated it it was ok May 06, Damian Pang rated it liked it Feb 03, Wednesday, 29 February ‘Crack in the Wall’: This combined with information from other sources had led me to conclude that in this case, the top-down approach was ppullinger successful and in many ways it challenged my prejudices against this approach to redevelopment. Stephen’s Society, which is involved in drug rehabilitation in Hong Kong and the Philipines. CroydonLondonEngland [1]. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.


A top-down approach was taken towards the demolition process. Although I found her story inspiring, it was the setting that took my interest- the Kowloon Walled Cityan urban slum in the centre of Hong Kong.

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Joy Kuykendall rated it it was amazing Jun 09, At this point my research got trickier as colonial records, that I had been using to gain the information, are only released 30 years after they were written meaning that I had no information about what had changed prior to to allow the demolition to happen.

This book is not about Kowloon. Olly rated it it was ok Apr 22, As I read more of the book I discovered that the Walled City had been demolished in — but in some ways this just added allure. Quiet Fields rated it liked it Oct 23,