Do Not Disturb


When:

13/4/2021

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location:

Zoom

Admission:

Free (donations to RAS gratefully received)

Join the Centre of African Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and Royal African Society for the launch of Do Not Disturb – The story of a political murder and an African regime gone bad by distinguished international journalist, Michela Wrong.

 

Do Not Disturb is a dramatic recasting of the modern history of Africa’s Great Lakes region, an area blighted by the greatest genocide of the twentieth century. This bold retelling, vividly sourced by direct testimony from key participants, tears up the traditional script.

 

Chair: Prof Christopher Cramer – Department of Development Studies, SOAS

 

Speakers:

  • Michela Wrong, Author
  • Prof Miles Tendi, University of Oxford 
  • Prof Susan Thomson, Colgate University

 

 

This event is in partnership with the Centre of African Studies and SOAS. It will be live-streamed via Zoom. The link for the Zoom webinar will be sent to all those who have registered via Eventbrite 2 hours before the stated start time.

 

Bio:

Michela Wrong is a distinguished international journalist and has worked as a correspondent covering events across the African continent for Reuters, BBC and the Financial Times. In the Footsteps of Kurtz, her first book won the PEN James Sterne Prize for non-fiction and in 2010, she won the James Cameron prize for journalism “that combined moral vision and professional integrity”.