Dictation from the dead

Biography, thanks & acknowledgments

John Ryle is Professor of Anthropology at Bard College, NY, and co-founder of the Rift Valley Institute. He is a contributor to the London Review of Books, the New York Review of Books and Granta. He was formerly a columnist on the Guardian and an editor at the TLS.

www.johnryle.com is a live repository of journalism, critical writing and academic papers from 1985 to the present. It includes reportage from Africa, Asia and the Americas, anthropological and human rights research in the Sudans and Brazil, translations of Brazilian songs, a blog—Field Notes—and the archive of a newspaper column, City of Words.

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