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18 April 2009

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Scramble for Africa

Scramble for Africa

A journalist distils his experiences into fiction.

Most journalists posted to Africa inevitably encounter the horror of conflict and the degradation of poverty. All but a handful, however, resist the temptatino to exercise the ghosts of the dead by turning the contents of their notebooks into a work of fiction. It is very hard to maintain the facade of credibility while trying to create fiction, though Ed O'Loughlin, former Africa correspondent for the Irish Times, makes a good try.

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