L'homme debout
L'homme debout
Parution : 
05/10/2016
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Hors collection littérature française
ONE MAN STANDING
A Humanitarian, a Diplomat, A Contrarian

Preface by Bernard Kouchner


This is the story of a man born in Algeria in ‘51, who came to France in ‘62, qualified as a doctor in 1980, worked as a doctor in Afghanistan, Kurdistan and Morocco, then as Director of Operations, ministerial adviser for Health, Strategy and Technology, was struck down one ill-fated day then, the next day, was appointed as the first ever French Consul General in Kurdistan.
 
From humanitarianism to diplomacy, on his feet, riding on a mule or in a wheelchair, from makeshift clinics to republican palaces, from Blida to the mountains of Iraq via Auvergne, Kurdistan, Somalia and Haiti, Frédéric Tissot’s fragmented life saturated with light and shadows feels more like an iPod on “shuffle” than a series of well plotted chapters. He has witnessed the rage of a dictator, the fall of a mullah and war crimes; he has tended to civilians and soldiers, believed in the rebuilding of a nation, uncovered generosity that kills just behind the sort that saves, experienced the absurdity of economic agreements and the omnipotence of geo-strategic “concerns”. By chance or out of necessity he has brought together all these decisive moments from history in one life, his, a dizzying geographical and humanitarian odyssey, a sort of brightly lit hotchpotch… that looks something like freedom.
 
 
This is the story of a man born in Algeria in ‘51, who came to France in ‘62, qualified as a doctor in 1980, worked as a doctor in Afghanistan, Kurdistan and Morocco, then as Director of Operations, ministerial adviser for Health, Strategy and Technology, was struck down one ill-fated day then, the next day, was appointed as the first ever French Consul General in Kurdistan.
 
From humanitarianism to diplomacy, on his feet, riding on a mule or in a wheelchair, from makeshift clinics to republican palaces, from Blida to the mountains of Iraq via Auvergne, Kurdistan, Somalia and Haiti, Frédéric Tissot’s fragmented life saturated with light and shadows feels more like an iPod on “shuffle” than a series of well plotted chapters. He has witnessed the rage of a dictator, the fall of a mullah and war crimes; he has tended to civilians and soldiers, believed in the rebuilding of a nation, uncovered generosity that kills just behind the sort that saves, experienced the absurdity of economic agreements and the omnipotence of geo-strategic “concerns”. By chance or out of necessity he has brought together all these decisive moments from history in one life, his, a dizzying geographical and humanitarian odyssey, a sort of brightly lit hotchpotch… that looks something like freedom.
 
 
Dr Frédéric Tissot, a public health specialist and a humanitarian doctor who has long worked for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and AMI, was the first French Consul General in Erbil, in Iraqi Kurdistan (2007-2012). He is currently Director of Studies at the Paris School of International Affairs.
Marine de Tilly was born in 1980. She is an author, journalist and literary critic for the news magazine Le Point.

 
C’est l’histoire d’un type né en Algérie en 1951, rentré en France en 1962, diplômé de médecine en 1980, devenu French doctor en Afghanistan, au Kurdistan, au Maroc et puis conseiller de ministres, foudroyé un sale matin par le destin, et le lendemain nommé Consul Général de France au Kurdistan, le premier de l’Histoire.
De l’humanitaire à la diplomatie, debout, à dos de mulet ou en fauteuil roulant, de dispensaires de fortune en palais républicains, le destin de Frédéric Tissot, est saturé d’ombres et de lumières. Il a soigné civils et combattants, héroïques ou anonymes, cru en la reconstitution d'un peuple, d'une nation et d'un Etat, éprouvé l’absurdité des rapports économiques et la toute-puissance des « intérêts » géostratégiques, démasqué la générosité qui tue juste derrière celle qui sauve. Sa vie est une étourdissante odysée géographique et humaine : quelque chose qui ressemble à la liberté. 
280 pages
Format :
135 x 215 mm
EAN : 
9782234081086
Prix : 
19.00 €

L'auteur

Frédéric Tissot

Tissot
Le Docteur Frédéric Tissot, médecin spécialiste de santé publique, fut le premier consul général de France à Erbil, au Kurdistan d'Irak (2007-2012). Il est actuellement cChargé d'enseignement...
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