Talk of the Devil

Bio notes

Born in Italy in 1961, Riccardo Orizio lived in Milan, London and Atlanta, but recently settled in Africa for a "second life" with the Maasai warriors. His new home is Saruni, a small deluxe safari camp in the Masai Mara (Kenya), surrounded by wildlife and dramatic landscapes (www.sarunicamp.com).
As a foreign correspondent for the Italian daily newspapers Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica and for CNN, in his “first life” Riccardo has covered war, peace and the all what happens in between.
His first book, "Lost White Tribes - Journeys among the Forgotten", was published in London in 2000, followed by Dutch, Italian, American and Turkish editions. His latest book, based on interviews with deposed and disgraced dictators, is titled “Talk of the Devil” and is being published in several countries, including Italy, Usa, Great Britain, Japan, Holland. He’s planning to write more books about unusual places and unusual people. He is married to Pia-Sophie, a British paediatrician who is the only resident doctor in that part of Africa.
He writes in Italian, but having sold his MG before going to Africa now keeps driving an English car: a Land Rover, of course.

Awards

Thomas Cook-Daily Telegraph Travel Book Award: finalist 2001
http://www.booktrust.org.uk/prizes/cook.htm

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Lost White Tribes
Journeys among the Forgotten

Secker & Warburg
London, 6 April 2000
 

Lost White Tribes
Journeys among the Forgotten
Vintage
London, 1 March 2001
 

Tribù bianche perdute
Viaggio tra i dimenticati
Laterza
Roma, Ottobre 2000
 

Lost White Tribes
The Free Press
New York, July 2001
 

Vergeten Blanke Stammen
Meulenhoff
Amsterdam, October 2000
 
  Copyright © 2001 Riccardo Orizio. All Rights reserved. Credits.