Michela Wrong

Refugees and resilience: a story of Africa

Jonny Steinberg finds A Man of Good Hope in ‘the asshole of Cape Town’

I would love to sit in on a Jonny Steinberg interview. Over the years this South African writer has perfected a form of reverse ventriloquism, in which he becomes the mouthpiece for the Africans whose lives intrigue him. I’d like to know how he does it.

The process must require relentless badgering, as interview is piled on interview, memory upon memory.

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