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Two Farms: One Black, One White

Lindsey Hilsum

‘They were both in their early forties. We drank tea on the veranda, watching the dogs play as the water sprinkler greened the lawn. This was the Africa of the white man's dream, where nature can be subdued inside the compound, but where the bush extends in its thrilling wildness just beyond the fence.’

Lindsey Hilsum

Lindsey Hilsum is the Channel 4 News International Editor and a columnist for the New Statesman. She is the author of Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution. In 1994, she was the only English-speaking foreign correspondent in Rwanda when the genocide began.

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