Civilisation: Twenty Places on the Edge of the World by Steve Braunias - review
Issue 3789 13th Dec 2012
Steve Braunias encounters an unending string of recluses, loners, divorcees, oddballs and obsessives in his travels through “the edge of the world”.
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo review
Issue 3756 5th May 2012
American journalist Katherine Boo is very well-intentioned with her first book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, and that’s probably part of the problem.
Cairo: My City, Our Revolution by Ahdaf Soueif review
Issue 3755 28th Apr 2012
Tahrir Square – words that were for a brief time on the lips of eve