Two months into my sejour in the Central African Republic (CAR) and I’m having a love affair with this place. A slightly masochistic one, maybe; in some parts of the capital, Bangui, you can cut the tension with a switchblade, and tracts of the rest of the country, especially in the North, are quite literally […]
As some of you already know, I recently moved to Bangui, the Capital of the Central African Republic. I like it here: mind you, I’m not exactly slumming it. My apartment in ‘Centre Ville’ is comfortable and air-conditioned, with guards and a house-keeper. Posh houses here have staff, and I’m a bit mortified how quickly […]
STOP PRESS – Breaking News!!
I am delighted to share this exciting news with you. All of you! Meet Me in Gaza has just been shortlisted for a Literary award! The Memo Palestine Book Award is an annual prize for the best book about Palestine published in English. The prize will be announced in London in November. I’ll probably still […]
Welcome to Bangui!
I arrived here two weeks ago. ‘Here’ is Bangui, small capital city of the Central African Republic, one of the remotest countries left in the world. The last week of June I flew from London to Casablanca, changed planes, and at dawn descended over massive forest shrouded in cloud. When we landed in Bangui, the airport was very […]