A Season in the Congo
30 July 2013 | Culture
My new book Dark Lands is coming out next week and my travels for the Democratic Republic of the Congo chapter took me to Kinshasa, Kisangani and Lubumbashi, all of which feature in A Season in the Congo, currently running at the Old Vic theatre in London. Of course a...
Dark Lands, the Taleban, Stupidity
24 June 2013 | Culture
Albert Einstein is reputed to have stated that ‘Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.’
I’m regularly reminded of that statement – John Kerry, US Secretary of State, reminded me of that today with his comment...
Short Walks from Bogotá
6 April 2013 | Media
It’s not a walking guide, but if you want to have some of the complete confusion of Colombian events laid out then Tom Feiling's Short Walks from Bogotá is a great introduction. Of course you’re going to come away with the realisation that it’s whole lot more complica...