An astonishing personal story… this is a triumph of a book: surprising, informative, and humane.
— Alexander McCall Smith
Some of the most beautiful writing about Africa that I have ever read.
— Fergal Keane

Read more about the book

order the mayor of mogadishu

The author: Andrew Harding

Andrew Harding is a British journalist and author. He has been living and working abroad as a foreign correspondent for the past 28 years. Since 1994 he has been working for BBC News. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewWJHarding

He began his career in Moscow in 1991 as a freelancer, working for IRN, NBC Radio, Monitor Radio, FSN, The Evening Standard and later for The Guardian and The Economist. Since then . . .

Read more about Andrew Harding