A week at the Edinburgh festival: good theatre, bad music and great books

admin - August 29, 2013

…ist writer, and I certainly won’t be using that word again. ‘Shame: Confessions of an Aid Worker in Africa’, by Jillian Reilly is a painfully honest autobiographical account of how a young American woman lost her messiah complex while inflicting capacity building and AIDS awareness programmes on Southern Africa in the 1990s. She never really had a chance – she writes far too well to be an aid worker. But top of my Edinburgh reading list was a 196…

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