Richard Cockett is the Africa editor at The Economist, and the author of Sudan: Darfur and the Failure of an African State. After lecturing in politics and history at University College London, he joined The Economist in 1999 as Britain correspondent and has since been variously education editor, bureau chief for Central America and the Caribbean, based in Mexico City, and Africa editor since 2005.
Books by Richard Cockett
Interviews with Richard Cockett
The Economist’s Africa editor chooses histories of Sudan, Africa’s biggest country, as well as the very personal stories of a child slave and a child soldier who was committing atrocities only a decade ago
Interviews where books by Richard Cockett were recommended
Andy Beckett’s choices point to a welcome reassessment of the 1970s, that much-maligned ‘gothic’ decade, and sweep from London to Los Angeles by way of Malcolm Bradbury and John le Carré