Geldof Shines a Light on Africa
Great piece by Bob Geldof in this week’s Time on George W’s Africa policy. It starts with a slightly terse exchange between the two…
I gave the President my book. He raised an eyebrow. “Who wrote this for ya, Geldof?” he said without looking up from the cover. Very dry. “Who will you get to read it for you, Mr. President?” I replied. No response.
This is slightly unfortunate as anyone who has read the book knows that Geldof has come up with one of the finest lines about Africa…
The first thing you notice is the light. Light everywhere. Brightness everywhere.
since, erm, the last one…in Ryszard Kupuscinski’s The Shadow of the Sun
More than anything, one is struck by the light. Light everywhere. Brightness everywhere.