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24 October 1993 • 1,735 words • Reportage & Criticism
In The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin’s vagarious book about Australian aboriginal metaphysics and the origins of culture, the reader is introduced, midway through the narrative, to… more»
17 August 2001 • 1,659 words • Reportage & Criticism
Contemporary Ethiopian writing is, by and large, a closed book to English-speaking audiences, although the novel is an established genre in Amharic literature. At this point, at the start… more»
4 December 1997 • 3,391 words • Reportage & Criticism
If Bruce Chatwin had been portly, myopic and mouse-haired,” writes Susannah Clapp, “his life and reputation would have been quite different.” Chatwin’s death would likely… more»
28 June 1990 • 1,426 words • Reportage & Criticism
The fascination of other people’s letters and diaries lies, to a significant extent, in the fact that what seems most private in us is often… 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»
August 1995 • 1,207 words • City of Words
Kodi Rahmatalla Kodi is in charge of logistics for the Nuba Relief, Rehabilitation… more»
October 1995 • 1,147 words • City of Words
Anyone who has been the subject of a news story—or witness to an event that made the news—knows that inaccuracy and selective description, telescoping of… more»
August 1995 • 1,325 words • City of Words
In July 1995—a month ago—the final carriage return sounded for America’s last typewriter manufacturer. So long Smith-Corona. Now you can’t buy a US-made typewriter anywhere.… more»
May 1995 • 830 words • City of Words
The other day at the lifestyle magazine writing school, where I specialise in… more»
May 1996 • 1,129 words • City of Words
Two weeks ago the Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah returned to his native land for the first time in twenty-two years. He flew to Kismayo, the… more»
The miracle of Pentecost does happen, though not in tongues of flame. More like a...
Learning from human rights and humanitarian crises in Africa
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 June, apropos a poetry anthology called Capitals, states that...