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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. At the age of 22 she moved to Hong Kong and began to reach pullniger to the people of the Walled City.

In spring last year I came across a book in a charity shop that caught my eye.

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. Newer Post Older Post Home. I was really interested in learning about Kowloon.

Jackie got to know some of the gang members and leaders, despite the danger, and helped them to find that Jesus can give a purpose and reason for living with out having to use drugs. We could only move out and nothing could move in, not even mattresses. Crack in the Wall: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Retrieved August 14, Chris rated it it was ok Mar 21, So in terms of political consequences of the demolition, there were none at all; if anything, it could have improved relations between the two countries by promoting further cooperation.


Inshe started a charity called the St Stephen’s Society which provided rehabilitation homes for recovering drug addicts, prostitutes, and gang members.

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Crack in the Wall. Ting Wang Weifan Liu Xiaofeng. 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. Books by Jackie Pullinger.

Too much Jesus, not enough Kowloon Walled City. Paperbackpages. 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.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I was having a perm when people were coming in saying that they have surrounded the place.

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crxck 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.

She has been ministering in Hong Kong since I recorded the entire interview on a Dictaphone and I must thank my friend Nancy for spending several hours translating the interview when I got back to the UK.


Today, the drug addicts who came off heroin painlessly are ministering to others. Olly rated it it was ok Apr 22, 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.

Lists with This Book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Royal College of MusicLondon. Michael Arnold rated it it was amazing May 06, Dave Barlow rated it really liked it Feb 05, Eloise rated it it was amazing Jan 27, This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat Bridie Knight rated it it was ok May 06, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Views Read Edit View history. The meeting provided a lot of information that I could not have found elsewhere. Looking for beautiful books? Retrieved from ” https: Feb 21, Aude Lising rated it liked it.

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Book ratings by Goodreads. Nick rated it liked it Aug 08, So, with regards to why the Walled City grew upwards instead of outwards, if it were to grow outwards it would have gone into British territory and therefore would have become subject to Hong Kong law and housing regulation.

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