Review: The Barefoot Lawyer: A Blind Man’s Fight for Justice and Freedom in China by Chen Guangcheng

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A memoir of Chen Guangcheng the blind Chinese activist who inspired millions with the story of his fight for justice and his belief in the cause of freedom.

Chen Guangcheng is a man full of drive, determination, fighting for the basic human rights of others, he is quite an inspiration, an unsung hero. Undeterred by the consequences of his government or politicians he takes on hard-hitting issues – rights for the disabled, polluted water, forced sterilization and abortions.

Chen Guangcheng provides the reader with his challenging background, despite his blindness he finds a way to compensate and make use of his other gifts with steely determination and grit to fight for justice. Suffering prison for four torturous years for his activism accompanied by beatings, unimaginable conditions and general cruelty he survives. His mettle tested once again as he endures years of house arrest where he makes a heroic escape ready to continue his battle for justice to all.

An enthralling read from the first page. One man’s story of a successful fight for justice no matter the trials and tribulations faced proving your voice can make a huge difference in improving issues along with your quality of life.

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•Hardcover, 352 pages
•Published February 10th 2015 by Henry Holt and Co. (first published October 15th 2013)
•ISBN13: 9780805098051

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