and Paranoia in Africa
Abulu from Nigeria looks at Africa in the 21st century
Zia Zaman in Peru
'The last sip of water I drink as
I get out of the cab is like a tonic. I hold it in my mouth and
it in my throat so as to make it seem like I had plenty remaining,
like it will never finish'.
out there in Timbuktu
'For the traveler who likes his pleasures lonely and his
comforts few, the Sahara is hard to beat'.
Around the World on a Bike
Welcome to Syria. I met my first scary Syrians - a family of orange
pickers who housed me, fed me,
thrashed me at chess and waved me on my way the next morning laden
with about 40 oranges.
'With a good pair of binoculars,
hanging coffins can be seen amidst rock structures of the opposite
tidal flux, desire and need continue to bring Angle, Viking, Dane
across these waters as decades, then centuries, slip by. Some
come to settle, others to take, each leaving their imprint.
Cape Cod Moment
Zia Zaman being perfectly
'Passed-out girl in tangerine shirt twitches her toes in her foggy
dreams of mundane workdays
and traffic along the 101. I notice she wakes up, realizes where
she is, and smiles'.
"Is there anybody in there?" he called but there was no
reply or sound. Specifically, his goal was
to locate, capture or terminate American public enemy number one,
Osama bin Laden
JOSE CELA: master of Spanish prose
James Skinner reviews the Spanish writer's long and influential
Funny Money -The Euro arrives
on 'holes in my pockets'
Piggybanks in Spain
on surviving the Euro in Galicia
THE TERRORISTS HAVE ALREADY WON IF...
We spend five seconds listening to Senator, Joseph Biden, chairman
of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. James Campion on Buying