Michela Wrong has spent nearly two decades reporting on  and writing about Africa. As a Reuters correspondent, based in first Cote d’Ivoire and former Zaire, she covered the turbulent events of the mid 1990s. She then moved to Kenya, where she became Africa correspondent for the Financial Times. In 2000 she published her first book, “In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz”, the story of Mobutu Sese Seko. Her second book, “I Didn’t Do It For You”, focused on the Red Sea nation of Eritrea. Her third book, “It’s Our Turn to Eat”, tracks the story of Kenyan whistleblower John Githongo. Her first novel, “Borderlines”, was published in August 2016.

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