In a bar in West Africa, war reporter James Brabazon found himself discussing military plans to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea with one of Africa's most notorious mercenaries - his friend Nick du Toit. The Byzantine plot, its farcical execution and its tragic consequences led to Simon Mann and a host of celebrated guns-for-hire falling victim to their own avaricious plans, Machiavellian scheming and ruthless double-crosses. In a twist of fate, James Brabazon remained free and now, back in London, he is here to tell the truly harrowing tale of the most infamous coup attempt in recent history. Join us tonight in the Gallery for this rare and fascinating event.
Tickets: Free, email [email protected] to reserve a place.
Added by canongatebooks on June 16, 2010