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Extradordinary - everyone should read this,
This review is from: The Zanzibar Chest: A Memoir of Love and War (Paperback)
This is an extraordinary book - both in terms of its subject matter and the skill in which the various conflicts - and indeed the author's own history - are woven together into a compelling whole. Aidan Hartley is insightful, honest and refreshingly non-judgmental in his coverage of some of Africa's most brutal conflicts. The contents of this book are sometimes deeply shocking - as you would expect from a book that covers (amongst other things) the Rwandan genocide and Somalian conflict - but Aidan's perspective as a Reuters war reporter and - in his own view at least - a white African, brings a new perspective to realities and issues that all too often become just the backdrop of 'war torn Africa'.