[27th August 2014]
I haven't been to World Water Week for a few years. The last time I was there, I chaired the judges for the WSSCC media awards, which was great. This time, I've been invited to anchor a panel by UNICEF. The event is called Make ...[23rd July 2014]
I haven't got permission to post this, but I post it with full credit. It's by Lena Khalaf Tuhaffa, and I found it via tweets by Bim Adewunmi and then on this site. Running Orders They call us now. Before they drop the bombs. ...[14th July 2014]
When you write a book, and are lucky enough afterwards to be asked to speak about it, often, you tend to repeat yourself. Or, I tend to repeat myself. There are certain things I repeat because I believe that they never lose their power. In ...[4th July 2014]
As if it's not confusing enough that I have a book with two titles (Deep Sea and Foreign Going for the UK edition, Ninety Percent of Everything for the US edition), I also have two paperbacks. The Portobello version of the book was issued as ...[4th July 2014]
I try very hard not to hate anyone or anything. I avoid using the word "hate," and ask other people not to use it. "Why not say 'dislike'?" Hate is violent and I dislike it very much. But today I did some hating. It wasn't an obvious ...[16th June 2014]
Like most people, probably, I've reacted to this week's Iraq news with, "ISIS? Who?". So Martin Chulov's superb piece in the Guardian today, on who they are and how they are funded, is illuminating. Anyone who has encountered me, ever, probably knows that I ...[16th June 2014]
From my archives, 2012: I am sitting at my desk avoiding doing what I am supposed to be doing, and my right ovary is throbbing. I know where my right ovary is only because of this throbbing. Today my right ovary is pissed off and I ...