Out of the silence : memories, poems, reflections

by Terry Waite

Other authorsJenny Coles (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2016



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London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 2016.

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In the final decades of his life, humanitarian Terry Waite reflects on his experiences and relationships through poetry. Each poem is preceded by a short prose narrative that puts it into the context of Waite's life. Waite spent nearly five years as a hostage in Lebanon, and he seems to have become acclimated to solitude while in captivity. Solitude is a recurring theme in this collection of poems. Waite has earned worldwide respect for his survival through five years of captivity and for his many years of humanitarian work. Through poetry, he is able to share the wisdom he gained through the painful passages in his life.

The prose portion of this book was primarily written while Waite was on a retreat in New Zealand. Black and white drawings by Jenny Coles enhance Waite's poetry and prose. This collection would make a thoughtful gift for someone with an interest in humanitarianism, the events of the late 20th century, or New Zealand.

This review is based on an electronic advance readers copy provided by the publisher through NetGalley.
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