Tom Bamforth is a writer and aid worker who has worked on development and humanitarian programs in Pakistan, Sudan, Philippines, Nepal and the Pacific. His writing has appeared in Granta, Griffith Review and The Age.
He is the author of Deep Field: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Aid Relief.
“He’s also one hell of a storyteller and wordsmith: astute, descriptive, ironic, funny and philosophical. As Australian argue over the reductive logic of ‘Stopping the Boats’, Bamforth illuminates the intricacies and entanglements of history, politics and self-interest and introduces us to the eccentrics who keep ploughing through it all for a better world. Verdict: Astonishing"
“It reads as if Don Delillo had been sent to Darfur”
John Freeman, Granta
State of these two...
A bit of advice for the combatant parties on border security. Take it or leave it:
1. A tightly controlled medical transfer system for those in genuine need will not result in another armada of boats;
Merkel is thinking "I have a PhD in quantum chemistry, while this bloke effectively has a Cert II in economic geography and thinks the world is 6,000 years old. What the hell is wrong with Australia." #auspol #ScottMorrison #AngelaMerkel #G20Summit2018 https://t.co/sqGUNiKMtk
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