The incredible true story of a young British woman's struggle against the darkness of Hong Kong's Triads and drug dens - Re-told for the first time as a cutting-edge Manga graphic novel!
Until it was pulled down, the Walled City was Hong Kong's most foreboding territory. It was a lawless place, dominated by the Triads, and which the police hesitated to enter. Strangers were unwelcome. Drug smuggling and heroin addiction flourished, as did prostitution and pornography, extortion and fear.
When Jackie Pullinger set sail from England in 1966 she had no idea that God was calling her to the Walled City. Yet, as she spoke her message of love and hope, brutal Triad gangsters were converted, prostitutes quit, and Jackie discovered a miraculous new treatment for drug addiction...
This classic true story has been a best-seller for almost thirty years, inspiring and thrilling generation after generation. Now it has been re-released as a graphic novel, in cutting edge Manga style - perfect for capturing the dark, claustrophobic atmosphere of the Walled City, the grittiness of the Triad world and the high adventure and emotional rollercoaster that took Jackie from innocent young stranger to one of Hong Kong's most celebrated and respected citizens.
Jackie Pullinger-To is a British woman who lives and works among the poor, the homeless and the drug addicts of Hong Kong.
Over thirty years ago she went to Hong Kong on a one way ticket, and arrived knowing no one with just $100 HK in her pocket. She lived and worked in Kowloon's notorious 'Walled City' and by 1981 she had set up the St Stephen's Society, which provides rehabilitation homes for recovering drug addicts, prostitutes, and gang members. By December 2007 it had grown to provide homes for 200 people.
The charity's work has been recognized by the Hong Kong government who donated the land for the rehabilitation homes.Jackie's story is told in her renowned book Chasing the Dragon and she still lives in Hong Kong and runs the St Stephen's Society.