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Apart from frequent mention of aeroplanes and airlines, this collection of short stories is eclectic and diverse. It deals with emotions, humour, bad taste, stupidity, grief, flashes of brilliance, and horror; just some of life's interesting things. Rednik sees it all like the threads in a tapestry while the people comprise The Warp.
The writer's chance has been to meet a lot of wild people, mostly involved in development assistance. We read of Remulas, a PNG Renaissance man; Chingai the disturbed and accommodating woman of Mindoro; Pete the dispossessed engineer from Zimbabwe; Gopal the good Brahman of Imphal; and Aziz and Francoise as they travel in Tajikistan and Afghanistan.
Our writer's chance also has been to correspond with an unusual Dane, they have not met, but co-wrote three of the stories.
The Warp will make you laugh and question why you are doing so.
About the Author
Rednik is a specialist in institutional strengthening, governance, capacity building, human resources development, strategic planning, and learning systems, is a human and social geographer and has a PhD and three other degrees.
The author has worked as a Team Leader and Adviser for thirty-four years in Papua New Guinea (PNG), Fiji, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam, USA, northeast India, Australia, Malaysia, the Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Laos and China. Rednik has worked on assignments for the ILO, UNOPS, IFAD, UNDP, OECF, AusAID, World Bank, ADB, and Australian Government.
Rednik has authored and co-authored papers on institutional development, education, training, and development assistance topics, a textbook on small business, and a novel. In 1998 Rednik received a World Bank Group 1997 Award for Excellence in the Thailand Land Titling Project, for significant development impact through outstanding client responsiveness, professionalism, partnership, teamwork, innovation and cost effectiveness as Training and Development Adviser.
The author is happily married and, when not on assignment, lives in the Whitsunday Region of central Queensland in Australia.
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 1st May 2004
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0 x 1.499
Weight (kg): 0.359