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Wrong, Michela 1961-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 107 publications in 6 languages and 3,246 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Suspense fiction  Legal fiction (Literature)  Legal stories 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Michela Wrong
I didn't do it for you : how the world betrayed a small African nation by Michela Wrong( Book )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scarred by decades of conflict and occupation, the craggy African nation of Eritrea has weathered the world's longest-running guerrilla war. The dogged determination that secured victory against Ethiopia, its giant neighbor, is woven into the national psyche, the product of a series of cynical foreign interventions. Fascist Italy wanted Eritrea as the springboard for a new, racially pure Roman empire, Britain sold off its industry for scrap, the United States needed a base for its state-of-the-art spy station, and the Soviet Union used it as a pawn in a proxy war." "Michael Wrong reveals the breathtaking abuses this tiny nation has suffered and tells the story of colonialism itself. Along the way, we meet a formidable African emperor, a pigheaded English suffragette, and a guerilla fighter who taught himself French cuisine in the bush."--Jacket
It's our turn to eat : the story of a Kenyan whistle-blower by Michela Wrong( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents how Kenya was viewed as a model of democracy upon the 2003 election of president Mwai Kibaki before the flight of reformer John Githongo two years later upon his discovery of government corruption
Borderlines by Michela Wrong( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The debut novel by a British writer with nearly two decades of African experience - a compelling courtroom drama and a gritty, aromatic evocation of place, inspired by recent events. British lawyer Paula Shackleton is mourning a lost love when a small man in a lemon-coloured suit accosts her over breakfast in a Boston hotel. Winston Peabody represents the African state of North Darrar, embroiled in a border arbitration case with its giant neighbour. He needs help with the hearings in The Hague, Paula needs to forget the past. She flies to the state's capital determined to lose herself in work, but soon discovers that even jobs taken with the purest intentions can involve moral compromise. Taking testimony in scorching refugee camps, delving into the colonial past, she becomes increasingly uneasy about her role. Budding friendships with a scarred former rebel and an idealistic young doctor whittle away at her pose of sardonic indifference, until Paula finds herself taking a step no decent lawyer should ever contemplate. Michela Wrong has been writing about Africa for two decades. In this taut legal thriller, rich with the Horn of Africa's colours and aromas, she probes the motives underlying Western engagement with the continent, questioning the value of universal justice and exploring how history itself is forged. Above all her first novel is the story of a young woman's anguished quest for redemption
In the footsteps of Mr. Kurtz : living on the brink of disaster in the Congo by Michela Wrong( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr Kurtz, the colonial white master, brought evil to the remote reaches of the Congo River. A century after "Heart of Darkness" was published, the author revisits the Congo as the era of Mobutu Sese Seko collapses into anarchy. Here is a portrait of the grotesque as the confusion takes over
The story of a kenian whistleblower by Michela Wrong( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping account of both an individual caught on the horns of an excruciating moral dilemma and a continent at a turning point
Tras los pasos del señor Kurtz : el Congo al borde del colapso by Michela Wrong( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No lo hice por ti : como el mundo traicionó a una pequeña nación africana by Michela Wrong( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auf den Spuren von Mr. Kurtz : Mobutus Aufstieg und Kongos Fall by Michela Wrong( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jetzt sind wir dran : Korruption in Kenia ; die Geschichte des John Githongo by Michela Wrong( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in German and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In January 2003, Kenya'seen as the most stable country in Africa'was hailed as a model of democracy after the peaceful election of its new president, Mwai Kibaki. By appointing respected longtime reformer John Githongo as anticorruption czar, the new Kikuyu government signaled its determination to end the corrupt practices that had tainted the previous regime. Yet only two years later, Githongo himself was on the run, having discovered that the new administration was ruthlessly pillaging public funds.</ "Under former President Moi, his Kalenjin tribesmen ate. Now it's our turn to eat," politicians and civil servants close to the president told Githongo. As a member of the government and the president's own Kikuyu tribe, Githongo was expected to cooperate. But he refused to be bound by ethnic loyalty. Githongo had secretly compiled evidence of official malfeasance and, at great personal risk, made the painful choice to go public. The result was Kenya's version of Watergate.</ Michela Wrong's account of how a pillar of the establishment turned whistle-blower, becoming simultaneously one of the most hated and admired men in Kenya, grips like a political thriller. At the same time, by exploring the factors that continue to blight Africa'ethnic favoritism, government corruption, and the smug complacency of Western donor nations'<It's Our Turn to Eat</ probes the very roots of the continent's predicament. It is a story that no one concerned with our global future can afford to miss.>
In the footsteps of Mr. Kurtz : living on the brink of disaster in Mobutu's Congo by Michela Wrong( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During Mobutu Sese Seko's 30 years as president of Zaire (now the Congo), he managed to plunder his nation's economy and live a life of excess unparalleled in modern history. A foreign correspondent in Zaire for six years, Michela Wrong has plenty of titillating stories to tell about Mobutu's excesses, such as the Versailles-like palace he built in the jungle, or his insistence that he needed 10 million dollars a month to live on. However, these are not the stories that most interest Wrong. Her aim is to understand all of the reasons behind the economic disintegration of the most mineral-rich country on the African continent; in so doing, she turns over the mammoth rock that was Mobutu and finds a seething underworld of parasites with names like the CIA, the World Bank and the IMF, the French and Belgian governments, mercenaries, and a host of fat cats who benefited from Mobutu's largesse and even exceeded his rapaciousness."--editor
Borderlines by Michela Wrong( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British lawyer Paula Shackleton is mourning a lost love when a small man in a lemon-coloured suit accosts her over breakfast in a Boston hotel. Winston Peabody represents the African state of North Darrar, embroiled in a border arbitration case with its giant neighbour. He needs help with the hearings in The Hague, Paula needs to forget the past. She flies to the state's capital determined to lose herself in work, but soon discovers that even jobs taken with the purest intentions can involve moral compromise. Taking testimony in scorching refugee camps, delving into the colonial past, she becomes increasingly uneasy about her role. Budding friendships with a scarred former rebel and an idealistic young doctor whittle away at her pose of sardonic indifference, until Paula finds herself taking a step no decent lawyer should ever contemplate
Ahora comemos nosotros : la historia de un luchador contra la corrupción en Kenia by Michela Wrong( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's our turn to eat : how one man broke tribal ranks to fight government greed in Kenya by Michela Wrong( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal watercraft safety by Michela Wrong( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How International Actors can help the Media in Developing Countries play a Stronger Role in Combating Corruption by Michela Wrong( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Zaïre] : La banque a vécu, vive la combine! by Michela Wrong( )

1 edition published in 1995 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zaïre : Bienvenue à Hutuville : à Goma, les réfugiés rwandais ont réinventé un pays by Michela Wrong( )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ett rum med utsikt. (Bara de inte slänger ut mig genom fönstret) by Michela Wrong( )

1 edition published in 2001 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ur förf:s: In the footsteps of Mr Kurtz : living on the brink of disaster in the Congo, 2000
Wo bu shi wei ni da zhang : Shi jie bei qi yi ge fei zhou xiao guo = I don't do it for you by Michela Wrong( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ben shu fen wei 18 zhang,Zhu yao nei rong bao kuo:yun duan zhi shang de cheng shi;Zui hou de yi da li ren;Gang tie zhu cheng de mang she;Ling ren sheng wei de jue bi;Shi ba nü wang de zu zhou;Nv quan gan jiang de jiao ju;"ye ren dao di yao shen me?"bu kan hui shou de ri zi deng
Prospects for Congo : the international responsibility( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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It's our turn to eat : the story of a Kenyan whistle-blower
Alternative Names
Michela Wrong britische Journalistin und Schriftstellerin

Michela Wrong British journalist

Michela Wrong Brits journaliste

Michela Wrong periodista británica

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It's our turn to eat : the story of a Kenyan whistle-blowerIn the footsteps of Mr. Kurtz : living on the brink of disaster in the CongoThe story of a kenian whistleblowerJetzt sind wir dran : Korruption in Kenia ; die Geschichte des John GithongoIn the footsteps of Mr. Kurtz : living on the brink of disaster in Mobutu's CongoIt's our turn to eat : how one man broke tribal ranks to fight government greed in KenyaIn the footsteps of Mr. Kurtz : living on the brink of disaster in the Congo