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An Evening with Andrew Harding & Anne McElvoy

Thursday 8th September 19:00 at London - Hampstead

Andrew Harding, one of the BBC’s most experienced foreign correspondents, tells the story of the tumultuous life of Mohamoud ‘Tarzan’ Nur, an impoverished nomad who was abandoned in a state orphanage in newly independent Somalia before becoming a street brawler and activist. When the country collapsed into civil war and anarchy, Tarzan and his young family became part of an exodus, eventually spending twenty years in north London. In 2010 Tarzan returned to become the mayor of Mogadishu, a ruined and almost unrecognisable city now mostly controlled by the Islamist militants of Al-Shabaab. 
The Mayor of Mogadishu is a rare insider’s account of Somalia’s unravelling, and an intimate portrayal of one family’s extraordinary journey. 

Andrew Harding has worked as a foreign correspondent for the past twenty-five years in Russia, Asia and Africa. He has been visiting Somalia since 2000. His television and radio reports for BBC News have won him international recognition, including an Emmy, an award from Britain’s Foreign Press Association, and other awards in France, Monte Carlo, the United States and Hong Kong.  
Anne McElvoy is senior editor at The Economist and presents the BBC Radio 3's 'Free Thinking' and BBC Radio 4's “Moral Maze”.

Further details: 020 7794 1098

London - Hampstead Waterstones, London - Hampstead
Thursday 8th September 19:00

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