Editor, critic & broadcaster Ellah Wakatama Allfrey OBE presents a brand-new series of in-depth interviews at HOME, in partnership with the University of Manchester, with a line-up of some of our most exciting contemporary writers whose work embodies and has strong resonance with the powerful theme of Hope & Resistance.
Christina Lamb is one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents and a bestselling author. She has reported from most of the world’s hotspots starting with Afghanistan in 1987 when she was just 22. She moved to Peshawar to cover the mujaheddin fighting the Soviet Union and within two years she had been named Young Journalist of the Year. Since then she has won 14 major awards including five times being named Foreign Correspondent of the Year and Europe’s top war reporting prize, the Prix Bayeux.
Currently Chief Foreign Correspondent for the Sunday Times, her postings have included South Africa, Pakistan, Brazil and Washington and she has recently reported on the child refugees disappearing in Europe and the Yazidi women abducted by ISIS in Iraq and kept as sex-slaves.
She has written eight books including the bestselling The Africa House and I Am Malala and is a patron of Afghan Connection and on the board of the Institute of War and Peace Reporting. Her latest books are Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan to a More Dangerous World and The Girl from Aleppo: Nujeen’s Escape from War to Freedom in a Wheelchair. Her first play Drones, Baby, Drones co-written with Ron Hutchinson was recently performed at London’s Arcola Theatre.