More Advance Praise for Love, Africa
From Jeffrey Gettleman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist, comes a very personal, revealing story about finding love and finding a calling, set against one of the most turbulent regions in the world.
A seasoned war correspondent, Gettleman has covered every major conflict over the past twenty years, from Afghanistan to Iraq to the Congo. For the past decade, he has served as the East Africa bureau chief for The New York Times, fulfilling a teenage dream. Love, Africa is the multi-layered, visceral and fast-moving story of chasing down that dream and being torn by different loves.
At nineteen, Gettleman fell in love for the first time—twice. On a do-it-yourself community service trip in college, he went to East Africa, a terrifying, dreamlike part of the world in the throes of seismic change that imprinted itself on his imagination and heart. “I had been dazzled by my first hit," he writes, "captivated by the spirit, the energy, the differences, the feel." This trip would define his life. More
How I Got Here
My interest in Africa was a bit of a fluke. I wasn’t one of those precocious kids toying with atlases or globes at a tender age. When Joseph Conrad was a little boy, the story goes, he pointed to a map of Africa and declared: "When I grow up, I’m going there." When I was a little boy, I pointed my finger into my nose and declared I was going to be... More
2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner in International Reporting
For his vivid reports, often at personal peril, on famine and conflict in East Africa, a neglected but increasingly strategic part of the world. More