The New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof is two things, 1) a brilliant, unsparing journalist and 2) a lover of Africa. If there’s a story in Africa that needs covering and which the world isn’t looking at – Rwanda, Darfur – Kristof is hammering at that door. Pay attention, he shouts, over and over. He recently held a competition among readers, the prize for which was to accompany him on a trip through Africa. A student and a teacher who had never been to Africa won. The story of the five ‘wretched’ countries they passed through is a story of incredible hope. Yes, hope. Read on…
About Ted Botha
Ted grew up between Washington D.C. and Pretoria. He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, and was an editor for Reuters in Manhattan. His books include 'The Girl with the Crooked Nose' and 'Flat/White,' about living in a crazy tenement in Manhattan. His latest book is a true story of murder and movie mayhem in the 1920s that takes place in Johannesburg, London, Paris and New York. Read more at tedbotha.com
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