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Finalists announced for Arthur Ellis Awards

Last Friday, the Crime Writers of Canada announced the finalists for the 29th annual Arthur Ellis Awards, which celebrate the best in crime writing of the past year. 201 more words


The Proofreader Book Review: The Pirates Of Somalia......

By Jueseppi B.

KHARTOUM, Sudan — Around 2 a.m. Wednesday, elders in the Somali village of Galkayo said they began hearing an unusual sound: the whirl of helicopters. 1,042 more words


Somalia and Media: How the new ‘heart of darkness’ proliferated the success of Ragtag Journalism.

I’m a lucky girl. Despite being a relatively obscure blogger, I’m in a fortunate position of having access to an amazing network of Somali intellectuals, writers, journalists, and film makers, who not only continue to push us harder, but act as a source of inspiration for many of our media pieces here at AfroLens. 1,907 more words

Sound Bites

Can I get a little piracy?

Jay Bahadur’s plan was simple. Fly to Somalia to cover the March 2009 elections in Somaliland as a freelancer, then come home to Toronto and hopefully find a job in journalism. 1,037 more words


Book Review: The Pirates of Somalia, by Jay Bahadur

The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World
By Jay Bahadur
HarperCollins Canada
302 pp; $29.99

Reviewed by Richard Poplak

“Here I stand, pissed and bleeding,” Christopher Hitchens once pronounced, “while the body of a nine-year-old girl lies like a broken doll in the street before me.” The Hitch was parodying the sort of flak-jacket journalism that is all but impossible to discern from send-up. 992 more words