Originally posted on: Georgina Godwin interview with Monocle Radio, 29 August 2015
Journalist and author Michela Wrong has been writing about Africa for twenty years, as a foreign correspondent and as a non fiction author, but now she has published her first novel, Borderlines. She talks about the process of moving from fact to fiction and the real border dispute that inspired the book. The book is described as a ” taut legal thriller, rich with the Horn of Africa’s colours and aromas, In which Wrong probes the motives underlying Western engagement with the continent, questioning the value of universal justice and exploring how history itself is forged. Above all her first novel is the story of a young woman’s anguished quest for redemption”.