2009 Journalism prize long list

Michela Wrong


Michela Wrong has spent more than 25 years writing about Africa. As a Reuters correspondent in Abidjan
and then Kinshasa, she covered the turbulent events of the mid 1990s, including the fall of Mobutu Sese Seko
and Rwanda’s genocide. She then moved to Nairobi, where she became Africa correspondent for the Financial
Times. Her books include “In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz”, “I Didn’t Do it for You”, “It’s Our Turn to Eat” and
“Borderlines”, a novel set in the Horn. Now based in London, she is researching a non-fiction book on Rwanda.