Lost White Tribes

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.


Thomas Cook-Daily Telegraph Travel Book Award: finalist 2001

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Parola del diavolo
Sulle tracce degli ex dittatori

Editori Laterza
Roma, 28 giugno 2002

Talk of the Devil
Encounters with Seven Dictators
Secker & Warburg
London, 2 January 2003
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Talk of the Devil
Encounters with Seven Dictators
Walker Books
New York, April 2003
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