A talk given by BBC foreign correspondent Andrew Harding at the Sheraton Hotel in Springfield, MA. He spoke about his new book, The Mayor of Mogadishu: A Story of Chaos and Redemption in the Ruins of Somalia (St. Martin’s Press, 2016).
The Mayor of Mogadishu tells the story one family’s epic journey through Somalia’s turmoil, from the optimism of independence to its spectacular unraveling. It is an uplifting story of survival, and a compelling examination of what it means to lose a country and then to reclaim it.
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. He lives in Johannesburg with his family.