BBC Foreign Correspondent Andrew Harding on Somalia December 9

BBC Foreign Correspondent Andrew Harding

BBC Foreign Correspondent Andrew Harding

The World Affairs Council is pleased to present BBC foreign correspondent Andrew Harding at supper event on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Springfield Sheraton, One Monarch Place, in downtown Springfield.  He will speak about his new book The Mayor of Mogadishu: A Story of Chaos and Redemption in the Ruins of Somalia (St. Martin’s Press, 2016).

Tickets are $30 per person.  A light buffet supper will be provided.  Register by calling or emailing the World Affairs Council office or online with a credit card here.

Please register by Friday, December 2.

Andrew Harding MAYOR OF MOGADISHU coverThe 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.

Copies of Andrew Harding’s book will be available for purchase at the event courtesy of The Odyssey Bookshop.

Many thanks to our media sponsor, New England Public Radio.  NEPR logo

About Cynthia Melcher

Cynthia Melcher is Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts
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