Lindsey Hilsum is International Editor of Channel Four News and the author of Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution, shortlisted for the Guardian first book award.

In 1994, she was the only English-speaking foreign correspondent working in Rwanda when the genocide began. Her essay in the latest issue of Granta tells of her return to the country nineteen years after the conflict.

Here we talk about her time in Rwanda, Libya and how countries can repair in the aftermath of war. The podcast begins with Lindsey reading from her essay ‘The Rainy Season’ in Granta 125: After the War.

‘I think that for me there were a lot of things that were unresolved which I tried to resolve by going back and by writing, but maybe I have to accept that some things will never be resolved.’

 

 

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