Do Not Disturb

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2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Event

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Michela Wrong (Author), Miles Tendi (University of Oxford), Susan Thomson (Colgate University)

About this Event

Join the Centre of African Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and the Royal African Society for the launch of Do Not Disturb – The story of a political murder and an African regime gone bad by distinguished international journalist, Michela Wrong.

Do Not Disturb is a dramatic recasting of the modern history of Africa’s Great Lakes region, an area blighted by the greatest genocide of the twentieth century. This bold retelling, vividly sourced by direct testimony from key participants, tears up the traditional script.

Chair: Prof Christopher Cramer - Department of Development Studies, SOAS


  • Michela Wrong, Author
  • Prof Miles Tendi, University of Oxford
  • Prof Susan Thomson, Colgate University

To get yourself a copy of the book before the event, please follow this link .

This event is in partnership with the Centre of African Studies and SOAS. It will be live-streamed via Zoom. The link for the Zoom webinar will be sent to all those who have registered via Eventbrite 2 hours before the stated start time.

Speaker Biographies

Michela Wrong is a distinguished international journalist and has worked as a correspondent covering events across the African continent for Reuters, BBC and the Financial Times. In the Footsteps of Kurtz, her first book won the PEN James Sterne Prize for non-fiction and in 2010, she won the James Cameron prize for journalism "that combined moral vision and professional integrity".

Christopher Cramer is Professor of the Political Economy of Development at SOAS, University of London, where he teaches on the political economy of development and on violence, conflict, and development. He is a Vice-Chair of the Royal African Society, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and Chair of the International Scientific Committee of the African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE) run by the DTI in South Africa. His research interests include industrial policy, high-value agriculture, and rural labour markets. He has worked in/on Mozambique, South Africa, Colombia, and in recent years especially Ethiopia, as well as other countries. He is the author of the prize-winning Civil War is Not a Stupid Thing (C. Hurst, 2006), led the SOAS research project on Fairtrade, Employment, and Poverty Reduction in Ethiopia and Uganda , and is currently co-writing a book on Economic Development in Africa.


This event is open to the public, however registration is required. Online Registration

Organiser: Royal African Society, SOAS Centre Of African Studies, SOAS Department Of Development Studies

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