Books

Execution of Algerian rebels in Sétif

The scandalous scramble for Africa

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Empires in the Sun might conjure up romantic visions for some, but this book’s essence is distilled in its subtitle,…

How my father plotted against Gaddafi — by Hisham Matar

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Hisham Matar’s family memoir of terrible deeds — and of love, loyalty and courage — simply must be read, says Horatio Clare

Ditching Brother Leader

14 April 2012 10:00 am

The date that rebel leaders chose for the final assault on Tripoli was auspicious: 20 August 2011 coincided with the…

The family plot

12 March 2011 12:00 am

Hisham Matar is a Libyan-American writer whose father, Jaballa — an opponent of Gaddafi — was kidnapped in Cairo in 1990.