Guillaume Bonn in Conversation with Jon Lee Anderson: Life Along the Mosquito Coast

Talk Tuesday 23 May 2017, 7:00 PM

The great Africa photographer Guillaume Bonn discusses his new book The Mosquito Coast: Travels from Maputo to Mogadishu with Jon Lee Anderson, his old friend, fellow African traveller and a staff writer for The New Yorker.

“For many years I have been trying to come to terms with the changes that are transforming Africa into a place that is far removed from the familiar, comfortable Africa I knew as a child.” Guillaume Bonn writes in the introduction to ‘Mosquito Coast.’

Bonn was born in Madagascar and has spent much of his life living traveling and photographing Africa. In this book, along the malarial, mosquito coast of Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, and Somalia he documents the remnants of a colonial legacy amid the development of a new African identity. “I cannot push away this feeling of sadness I have in seeing all these changes.” writes Bonn, ‘My antidote has been to document the old Africa struggling to survive and the new one that is emerging.”

Jon Lee Anderson writes about Mosquito Coast and his friendhsip with Guillaume in the New Yorker:

Jon Lee Anderon in the New Yorker on the slaying of conservationists in Africa

Article about the Moquito Coast in the Economist’s 1843 Magazine.