Some People Need Killing: A Memoir of Murder in My Country by Patricia Evangelista - Hardcover

Author: Patricia Evangelista
Some People Need Killing: A Memoir of Murder in My Country by Patricia Evangelista - Hardcover
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“My job is to go to places where people die. I pack my bags, talk to the survivors, write my stories, then go home to wait for the next catastrophe. I don't wait very long.”

Journalist Patricia Evangelista came of age in the aftermath of a street revolution that forged a new future for the Philippines. Three decades later, in the face of mounting inequality, the nation discovered the fragility of its democratic institutions under the regime of strongman Rodrigo Duterte.

Some People Need Killing is Evangelista's meticulously reported and deeply human chronicle of the Philippines' drug war and Duterte's assault on the country's struggling democracy. For six years, Evangelista had the distinctive beat of chronicling the killings carried out by police and vigilantes in the name of Duterte's war on drugs – a war that has led to the slaughter of thousands – immersing herself in the world of killers and survivors and capturing the atmosphere of fear created when an elected president decides that some lives are worth less than others.

The book takes its title from a vigilante, whose words seemed to reflect the psychological accommodation that most of the country had made: “I'm really not a bad guy,” he said. “I'm not all bad. Some people need killing.”

A profound act of witness and tour de force of literary journalism, Some People Need Killing is also a brilliant dissection of the grammar of violence and an important investigation of the human impulses to dominate and resist.

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Article
100000176741
Author Name
Patricia Evangelista
Publisher
PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE LLC
Origin
Imported
Book Format
Hardcover
Weight
0.68kg
Length
24.38cm
Width
16.26cm
Height
3.3cm
Year Released
2023
ISBN/ISSN
9789355200969
Number of Pages
448
Translator
English