Just got back from beautiful - but terribly windy - Yorkshire. Last friday I gave a lecture at Leeds University
on the media and their representation of Africa, invited to do so by the Leeds University Union. Under the title 'Africa: Beyond the Conflict' I explained to a small but interestingly international audience why Western journalists cannot seem to get a balanced image across of the African continent. To walk around the campus of the university where Nigerian author and first African Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka
studied in the fifties, gave the visit extra colour to me.