A Piece of My Heart I Leave Behind

A Piece of My Heart I Leave Behind

Diana Janse

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ISBN-13: 9789178514755

Förlag: Books on Demand

Utgivningsdatum: 20.06.2019

Språk: Engelska

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The year before Diana Janse went to Kabul, she was a desk officer at the European Security Department in Stockholm. It was an unglamorous and stressful job that entailed working
long hours at her desk, writing instructions for the government’s negotiators at the European Union delegation in Brussels. For the first time since her dream of becoming a diplomat was born, in a shabby student dorm on the outskirts of Moscow in the early 1990s, she doubted her choice of career. This was not what she had had in mind. But then what did she have in mind?
When a new position at the embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, with placement in Kabul, Afghanistan, was posted for the third time, it caught her eye. An escape route had opened up... She applied and left shortly thereafter.

I Leave A Piece of My Heart Behind is part personal diary, part travelogue, and part an account of working as a diplomat in a war-torn and staggeringly poor country. It is a proclamation of love and fascination, but also of frustration, from a Westerner struggling to understand the world of politics and diplomacy in a culture entirely different from her own – while at the same time defending her choices to her family and friends back home.
Diana Janse

Diana Janse

Diana Janse was born in 1970. She started working at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1999 and served in Kabul from
2004-2006. At the age of 39, she was appointed Ambassador, one of the youngest ever in the Swedish Foreign Service.

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