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Susan Zakin
Susan Zakin

Susan Zakin was once called “the female environmental Hunter Thompson.” A graduate of Columbia University’s journalism school, Zakin is the author...

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AP/Michael Probst

Reports of Publishing’s Death Are Exaggerated

Some people think the book business in on its last legs. But others think it isn’t a business at all.

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AP/Jerome Delay

Blue Man Coup, Part 2: War for God, Country and Cocaine

Are the emirs of the Sahara criminals or revolutionaries? A little bit of both, probably.

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AP/Aliou Sissoko

Blue Man Coup: How Gadhafi’s Mercenaries Broke Mali

Everything that rises must converge, and in 2012, an uprising at the ancient crossroads of Timbuktu kicked up a decades-in-the-making sandstorm of global capitalism, U.S. counterterrorism, cocaine smuggling and the long-denied rights of the most romantic nomads on earth.

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AP / Wilfredo Lee

Suleiman’s Travels

A flight attendant’s voice had come over the loudspeaker, asking my husband and another guy with a common Muslim name to get off the Delta flight scheduled to depart from JFK. It is the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

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Susan Zakin
Susan Zakin

Susan Zakin was once called “the female environmental Hunter Thompson.” A graduate of Columbia University’s journalism school, Zakin is the author of “Coyotes and Town Dogs: Earth First! and the Environmental Movement” (Viking) and “In Katrina’s Wake: Portraits of Loss from an Unnatural Disaster.” She edited the anthology “Naked: Writers Uncover the Way We Live on Earth,” and her articles and essays have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and literary journals.

Her latest book is “The Afterlife of Victor Kamara,” a novel about identity in a globalizing world, or, for the elevator pitch crowd, Entourage with AK-47s. Set in Africa and the U.S., the book’s main character is a young West African army lieutenant who seizes power in a coup only to find himself living as a soccer dad in suburban Virginia.

Susan Zakin is the co-founder of nature + culture, an ecotravel business in Lamu, Kenya: http://www.lamutravel.com.

Keep up with Susan Zakin on her website, http://www.susanzakin.com, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Susan-Zakin-Writer/190710332178

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