Oct 26, 2016
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
|Where||Old Library, Emmanuel College|
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In his book, Andrew Harding reveals the tumultuous life of Mohamud “Tarzan” Nur – a brave, driven, divisive man – and of his friends and family. The Mayor of Mogadishu is a rare an insider’s account of Somalia’s early promise and subsequent unraveling, and an intimate portrayal of one family’s extraordinary journey.
Andrew will be signing books in the Old Library at the conclusion of his presentation.
He studied English at College from 1986-89 and has been living and working abroad as a foreign correspondent for the past 25 years. Since 1994 he has been working for BBC News and has covered many International events, from the end of the Soviet Union and Russia's parliamentary rebellion to the Asian tsunami and west Africa's Ebola outbreak.
Andrew has been visiting Somalia since 2000, and was in Mogadishu during the height of the battle against the Islamist militants of Al Shabab and during the famine of 2011. He is one of the very few foreign journalists to have travelled into territory controlled by Al Shabab and met their commanders, or to have visited (twice) the pirate town of Eyl.