Book Discussion on The Zanzibar Chest

Journalist Aidan Hartley talked about his book, The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in Foreign Lands, published by… read more

Journalist Aidan Hartley talked about his book, The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in Foreign Lands, published by Atlantic Monthly Press. He described his time as a Reuters correspondent covering Ethiopia, Somalia and Rwanda during the late 1980s and early 1990s. He also talked about the legacy of four generations of Mr. Hartley’s family of colonialists. Finally, after having witnessed the events in Rwanda, the journalist returned to his family home in Kenya to bury his father. There, he found the diary of his father’s best friend, Peter Davey. Mr. Hartley then traveled to the Arabian Peninsula to investigate Davey’s mysterious death fifty years earlier. Following prepared remarks, the author responded to questions from the audience. close

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New York, New York, United States
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Sep 27, 2003
Last Aired:
Jul 24, 2004

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  • Sep 27, 2003 | 8:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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