Shortlisted for work published by the New Statesman, Financial Times and Slate. Michela Wrong has spent 13 years reporting on the African continent. All three of her non-fiction books, In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz (about the Congolese dictator Mobutu), I Didn’t Do It for You (about the Red Sea nation of Eritrea) and It’s Our Turn to Eat (about Kenyan whistle-blower John Githongo) have been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize.
- How Kenya lost its way
- Tribal paranoia
- Don’t mention the war
- What made Kibaki blink?
- First Person – Paul Karuri: ‘A Kenyan mob attacked my bus’ (£)
- Who Are the Kikuyu? And why do Kenya’s other tribes resent them so much?
- Michela Wrong, Lord Ashdown, Peter Beaumont and David Loyn, ‘Is journalism failing failing states?’, Orwell Prize Launch Debate 2009
- Michela Wrong on Journalisted