Today’s FreshAir interviews Former war correspondent Aidan Hartley, who was born in Africa to a British colonial officer father. The previous four generations of his family were colonial officiers for The Great Britian. Hartley himself was a war correspondent for Reuters.
I was only able to listen to half of the show on my way to work this morning. It was fascinating. His experiences and his reactions to the suffering of Africa, the continent he deeply attached to. He considered Africa his home. Kenya his homecountry. The few segments he read from his book was lyrical and full of the mystery and beauty of African light. Words can be magical sometimes.