[Salon] Michela Wrong: Do Not Disturb

  • 17/03/2022
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Full Circle House, 89 Ch. de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles

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DO NOT DISTURB

A salon with Michela Wrong

Thu 17 Mar / Ideas / 6:30 - 8:30PM

One of the sharpest observers of African politics, Michela Wrong joins us to discuss her latest controversial work. Do Not Disturb is already contributing to a rethink about the nature of the regime in Rwanda as it puts uncomfortable questions about the country's track record into the public domain. 

With her powerful investigation into a gruesome political murder and the authoritarian regime behind it, Michela upends the narrative that Rwanda sold the world after one of the deadliest genocides of the twentieth century.

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ABOUT

Michela Wrong has been writing about Africa for the last 15 years, reporting for Reuters, the BBC and the Financial Times. She is the author of three non-fiction books on the continent and a novel. She was awarded the 2010 James Cameron prize for journalism that combined moral vision and professional integrity. Michela Wrong lives in London and is regularly interviewed by the main media outlets on her areas of expertise. She is also a consultant for the Miles Morland Foundation, which funds a range of literary festivals, workshops and scholarships for African writers, a trustee of the Africa Research Institute, and an advisor to the Centre for Global Development.


GOOD READS

Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad (2020), Borderlines (2015), It's Our Turn To Eat (2009), I Didn't Do It For You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation (2005), In The Footsteps of Mr Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo (2000).


KEY LINKS

Michela Wrong's Homepage

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