Michael Maren on Why Somalia Matters


The World's Most Dangerous Place is an exhaustively reported chronicle of the Somali nation by the Scottish journalist James Fergusson, an engaging storyteller with a fine eye for a telling detail. At a time when most American news organizations have closed or cut back their bureaus in Africa, Michael Maren reports in his review, Fergusson has produced an extraordinary chronicle that reminds us why we once regarded this as an important place.