The Expat News Reporter
Yay – another Africa Expat Stereotype in the Telegraph online today. Thank you to Harriet Stanes for another amazingly clever illustration. You know the types – British news reporters who are heading straight for the slum as soon as they hear news of a riot?
Ben Brown came to interview us (having tracked down the expat wives club blogger). He was all big teeth and perma-tan and was late, having come straight from an interview with Desmond Tutu. He shook his head,”All sounds a bit hopeless I’m afraid. Desmond Tutu is very worried.” – a bad prognosis is obviously a news reporter’s stock in trade.
It’s not hopeless, I thought, you don’t know what you are talking about it. It’s serious, yes. Tragic, yes, but not hopeless.