Anjan Sundaram has reported from Africa for the New York Times and the Associated Press. His essays and writing have appeared in Foreign Policy magazine, Fortune magazine, the Washington Post, and the Guardian, and he has featured on BBC World. Anjan has also worked as a management consultant in San Francisco. He graduated from Yale, and received a Reuters award for his reporting in Congo.
Stringer is an account of a year and a half that Sundaram spent in the country working for the Associated Press. It was an intense period that would take him deep into the shadowy city of Kinshasa, to the dense rainforests that still evoke Conrad's vision, and to the heart of Africa's great war, culminating in the historic and violent multiparty elections of 2006. Along the way he would go on a joyride with Kinshasa's feral children, fend off its women desperate for an escape route, and travel with an Indian businessman hunting for his fortune.
Written with startling beauty and acuity, Stringer is a superb piece of reportage. It marks the debut of a breathtaking new talent.