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1988 • 5,781 words • Reportage & Criticism
We are making our way along a remote fjord in southern Chile, against the wind and tide. There are three of us in the boat:… more»
1996 • 10,792 words • Reportage & Criticism
In late 1994—and again in 1995—I travelled to Addis Ababa to report on the trial of the Derg, the former rulers of Ethiopia. The trial… more»
February 1999 • 4,015 words • Reportage & Criticism
The dilemmas of wildlife conservation are nowhere more acute or consequential than in Eastern and Central Africa, in the countries of the Great Rift Valley,… more»
12 August 2004 • 3,948 words • Reportage & Criticism
Darfur is a 160,000-square-mile expanse of desert and savannah, an area the size of Texas or Spain, with five or six million inhabitants, that spreads… more»
22 June 2016 • 1,408 words • Reportage & Criticism
The Zimbabwe International Book Fair, the largest book fair south of the Sahara, is one of few such events to take place entirely in the… more»
April 2001 • 9,761 words • Reportage & Criticism
It was the twenty-sixth day of Tikimt in the Ethiopian year 1993—November 5th, 2000, in the Gregorian calendar. Amid a throng of mourners and onlookers,… more»
1 November 2008 • 1,201 words • Reportage & Criticism
People shouldn’t write books about Africa. Not the whole of Africa. When was the last time you saw a book that aspired to cover Eurasia,… more»
27 July 1998 • 1,222 words • City of Words
Ranald Boyle is the former colonial District Commissioner of Gogrial, in Bahr al-Ghazal,… more»
2 September 1995 • 1,833 words • City of Words
As the regime of Saddam Hussein and his son Uday approaches—hopefully—its final days, spare a thought for Fawaz-al-Emari. He is—or is said to be—the dictator’s… more»
18 January 1998 • 1,511 words • City of Words
Three hundred and fifty years ago in Whitehall, in London, on a make-shift scaffold outside the Banqueting House—Inigo Jones’ then newly-built extension to the Royal… more»
In ethnographic research, oral history, human rights, journalism, literature and film
The original affluent society and its encounter with modernity
Learning from human rights and humanitarian crises...
A Norman castle in the north-east of...
Last month in Yirol I bought a heifer—a brindled two-year old, not yet in calf....
An item in the Times Literary Supplement of 23...