No-one told me about the bookshops of Islamabad. Not just Saeed Book Bank, in F7, but all the dingey little secondhand stores that lurk in the least promising corners of every one of the little shopping centres. They have pile upon pile of newspapers – everything from the local Urdu offerings to The Manchester Evening … More Rummaging in Book Shops
Was watching the US v England match last night here in Pakistan. One of my new friends said something along the lines of how he’d never stopped to think much about Africa before. But maybe after the World Cup, watching the glitz and fun, he said, he might make a visit. Great, I thought, that’s what … More Good Governance – No Chance
Press release arrives in my inbox that I thought I’d pass on: Chris Bradley, author, documentary maker and photographer, and Amelia Stewart, founder of leading specialist tour operator Simoon Travel, will share their tips for Discovering Libya at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), in London on Wednesday 9 June 2010.