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Michela Wrong: Aid Workers

11 February 2010
Six Months in Sudan: A Young Doctor in a War-Torn Village 
by James Maskalyk.
Canongate, 340 pp., £14.99, May 2009, 978 1 84767 274 2
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... promised by an army recruitment poster or a Club Med brochure, but with that priceless extra: a sense of one’s own virtue. Six Months in Sudan is the story of one of those who tried out the role. JamesMaskalyk, a young Canadian doctor, spent six months in 2007 in Abyei, a town in an oil-rich stretch of barren land claimed by both Sudan’s government in Khartoum and the former rebel movement in ...

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