Synopses & Reviews
Hartley, an acclaimed frontline reporter who covered the atrocities of 1990s Africa, embarks on a journey to unlock the mysteries and secrets of his own family's 150-year-colonial legacy in Africa. A beautiful, sometimes harrowing memoir of intrepid young men cut down in their prime, of forbidden love and its fatal consequences, and of family and history. and the collision of cultures over the enduring course of British colonialism in Africa that defined them both.
"The finest account of a war correspondent's psychic wracking since Michael Herr's Dispatches"Rian Malan
About the Author
Aidan Hartley was born in 1965. He lives in Kenya with his wife and two children.