books

Development & Education

A novice humanitarian aid worker confronts mayhem in the field

Imagine you're 27 years old, and assigned to one of your first humanitarian aid missions. You land in Darfur and find yourself in charge of a camp of some 24,000 desperate Sudanese, many fleeing violence and literally knocking down the doors of your home base. That's just the opener in Jessica Alexander's new memoir: Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid.

Conflict & Justice

Banned Saudi novel

A Saudi Arabian novel, banned in the Kingdom, is now available in the US in English translation; Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Saudi author Yousef Al-Mohaimeed about his book "Wolves of the Crescent Moon."

Arts, Culture & Media

Salman Rushdie's new novel

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Salman Rushdie about his new novel, 'The Enchantress of Florence,' and with The World's book critic, Christopher Merrill. Rushdie's 1981 novel, 'Midnight's Children,' has just won the Best of the Booker Prize award.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer and Global Hit

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. Two of Zimbabwe's leading protest poets, Comrade Fatso and Outspoken, grew up on the streets of Harare. They speak with anchor Marco Werman about their hip-hop street poetry.