Charlotte Square Gardens
Edinburgh, Scotland

James Maskalyk’s moving and highly affecting account of his six months working as a doctor for Médecins Sans Frontières in Sudan is far-removed – geographically, politically and stylistically – from James Brabazon’s account of notorious mercenary Nick du Toit and his farcical attempt at a coup in Equatorial Guinea. Yet both men write with brutal honesty and great humanity about the modern Africa and its recent troubled history.

Added by canongatebooks on July 6, 2010

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