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Dr Michael Meegan was born in Liverpool and has spent the past 25 years living and working in Africa amongst some of the poorest people on Earth.
In 1978 he founded the International Community for Relief of Starvation and Suffering (ICROSS) with Dr Joe Barnes, an international charity that is now working in several developing countries. He still lives among the Maasai people in the Great Rift Valley, where he manages one of the largest terminal care programmes in Africa.
This is an amazing memoir about one man's dedication to helping other people. Michael Meegan has spent his life in the third world fighting poverty and disease and in 1978 he founded the International Community for the relief of Starvation and Suffering. Surprised By Joy tells of his work in East Africa and explores the early experiences which led him to devote his life to such causes. It's a profound and moving book that will make you reflect on the things we all take for granted.