Selected praise for The Pirates of Somalia
"Brave and exhaustively reported."
—New York Times Book Review
“Bahadur has borne witness and seen what no other journalist has seen. He has peeked behind the curtain of the pirates of Somalia in their faraway tribal homelands . . . and lived to tell about it.”
—The Boston Globe
"This vivid and intelligent study of Somali pirates uncovers the reckless men behind the nation’s most lucrative business. . . a balanced and fascinating portrait."
—The Sunday Times
"An illuminating guide. . . . Bahadur has probably spent more time with Somali pirates than just about any other Western researcher or writer."
—The New Republic
“A first-of-its kind book. . . . Takes readers through the evolution of the pirate groups from garrulous, self-proclaimed vigilantes who claim they are protecting Somalia’s waters from illegal fishing vessels to the deadly criminal gangs they are today."
“A punchy and impressive debut. . . . A brave and timely book that reaches far behind the glib newspaper headlines to uncover the hidden world of Somali piracy."
—Justin Marozzi, author of The Man Who Invented History
"Engaging. . . a rich, suspenseful account."