Contributors

Geoff Wisner

Geoff Wisner is the author of A Basket of Leaves: 99 Books That Capture the Spirit of Africa and editor of African Lives: An Anthology of Memoirs and Autobiographies. His third book will be Thoreau’s Wildflowers (Yale University Press, 2016). His website is geoffwisner.com and he tweets at @geoffwisner, @africanlives, @thoreausflowers, @strongscivilwar, and @strongsnewyork.


Geoff Wisner's articles


This novel is smoking


Sebald and the Old Masters

Messages from Mexico


The Neighborhood Gangster


First day at military school

The Marco Polo of Morocco


Günter does India



Fragments of Sappho

The Romance of Diva


A Congolese creation myth


War and politics in Angola


Chekhov’s mongoose

The Scorpion by Albert Memmi





The Rising of the Ashes


For Bread Alone

God’s Bits of Wood


A poem from Madagascar

Algerian White


Smara: The Forbidden City

Translate This Book!



Dispatches: Under the Volcano

Three Kilos of Coffee


Brown Turtle Press

Chain of Voices

Dispatches: African Memoirs






Dispatches: Camus in Oran



Tayeb Salih 1929–2009