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Aida Edemariam

Aida Edemariam

    No cons in Crete
    No cons in Crete
    Most people who come to Taverna Agia Fotini have stumbled upon it, searching for a path to the sea or exploring the villages that cling to steep...
    No cons in Crete
    No cons in Crete
    Most people who come to Taverna Agia Fotini have stumbled upon it, searching for a path to the sea or exploring the villages that cling to steep...
    What are you doing?
    What are you doing?
    Wars have always been waged on all sorts of fronts. They have also, of course, always been about words: who asserts what; what different people...
    Global copper theft may herald new world order
    Global copper theft may herald new world order
    If you regularly travel on Britain's trains, you will be familiar with the roll-call of reasons why they are running late: leaves on the line;...
    Why do people queue to get books signed?
    Why do people queue to get books signed?
    The rise of the author as performer has been accompanied by the rise of a sometimes baffling phenomenon: the signing queue. Why do people do...
    The true cost of war
    The true cost of war
    In 2005, a Nobel prize-winning economist began the painstaking process of calculating the true cost of the Iraq war. In his new book, he reveals...
    War on words
    War on words
    They came for Zargana after midnight. He cannot have been too surprised -- he knew the crackdown had begun, and he had made no secret of his...
    Bullets on the brain
    Bullets on the brain
    Brains being our centres of personality, vision, hearing, motor control, consciousness and, in short, everything that makes us functioning and...
    Found in translation
    Found in translation
    After the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, the Chinese government wanted to ensure that there could be no contact between the dissident students...
    A refracted world view
    A refracted world view
    From a very young age," begins Orhan Pamuk's memoir of his lifelong home, Istanbul, "I suspected there was more to my world than I could see:...
    Home truths
    Home truths
    There is a still moment near the end of Gillian Slovo's 1997 family memoir when, in the cold of 5am, just after her father has died, Nelson Mandela...
    A matter of faith
    A matter of faith
    Yann Martel says he doesn't like exoticism in fiction and finds weirdness fatiguing. Which is pretty weird, given that he has just won the Booker...