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Two Farms: One Black, One White

Lindsey Hilsum

‘They were both in their early forties. We drank tea on the veranda, watching the dogs play as the water sprinkler greened the lawn. This was the Africa of the white man's dream, where nature can be subdued inside the compound, but where the bush extends in its thrilling wildness just beyond the fence.’

Lindsey Hilsum

Lindsey Hilsum is the International Editor of Channel 4 News, and the author of In Extremis: the Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin and Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution. Hilsum was the only English-speaking foreign correspondent in Rwanda when the genocide began in 1994, and wrote about this for Granta in ‘Where is Kigali?’. Almost twenty years later, she returned to document the nation’s path to recovery in ‘The Rainy Season’.

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