About the book:
Conscious that the culture of letter-writing has largely been lost, Diana Miserez felt urged to share in print some of the letters exchanged mainly between herself and her parents throughout the years she worked as a humanitarian aid worker with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Red Cross.
Illustrated with photographs reflecting the reality of two of her assignments in Africa and Asia (and some unusual handicrafts), We Still Wrote Letters Then gives readers insights into situations across the world so far removed from the lives of family members living in peaceful Britain. It is also a testimony to the author’s parents, whose letters demonstrate their dignity, modesty and open-mindedness, and whose support buoyed the author throughout her many years working on fascinating and potentially alarming assignments overseas.
About the author:
Born in London, Diana Miserez grew up principally in Solihull, Warwickshire. At twenty-two, becoming increasingly conscious of refugee problems, she acquired the first of several varied tasks at UNHCR, carried out both in Geneva and in the field. Transferring to the International Red Cross, she there brought about an institutional focus on trauma. She is the author of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Humanitarian and Visionary.